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A Stirring Speech.

At the Sydney University cdm^neinbra- . tion, Governor Carington made,a stirring " speech, in which he inadentalif^ferred to the relatiihis existing" BetweentGreat / Britain and her colonies, contending that ■ ■ the connection with Englandj which some V' seemed to think was a danger /to^hisv, country, had 'been its safeguard in -the past, and should be its security J in/the _X future. He concluded his speech-in the 1 following terms :—When, I look! gathering of hardy young Australians, I ". cannot get myself c to.rbelieve that yott would listen to the effeminate counsels of those who in time of trouble or of danger would keep you shivering in the back- '. ground, claiming as your protection your numerical weakness, and. the " inoffensive " isolation of an unoffending Australia," as a plea, for your national existence. |I ; believe that in your yejns :,runs the : "crimson thread of kinship" handed down from the Royal Archers at Agin- ; court and from the Ironsides of Cromwell. -^—(Cheers.) I believe that you are still of the: old stuia^ stock ~fFoiywhich your forefathers sprang ; ahd s i thatf lybur University motto;-so well paraphrased by one of the best colonists New South Wales has ever seen^Sir" "Alfred. Stephen—is still true— , . Changed are the skies/ not so your ancient fame, , Or pluck, or. mind, which still remain the " same., 1 ■' '". ■' ":/ i::;■'■< ; v \~-r ''j , '■"'

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A Stirring Speech., Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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A Stirring Speech. Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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