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AN AUSTRALIAN VIEW.

c EXAMPLE TO THE' COMMONi WEALTH. 1 SYDNEY, Murch 22. 8 "New Zealand leads" announces in bij 0 type the contents bill of one of thi " evening papers. The promptness am 0 magnitude of the Dominion's offer is un c Stintedly admired. At the Same time ~ the admiration is tempered with som< r disappointment owing to New Zealani -j outdistancing Australia in making tb response. Public' and Press are almost unani rnously in favour of tho making of i prompt offer, and aetonielunent ie ex 0 pressed at the slowness of statesmen i; l " failing to fall In with public feeling. 5 Mr, Wade (the Jfew South Wales Pre ! ' mier) does not favour presenting ; r Dreadnought, but would increase th '' naval subsidy. : ' Speaicing Bit the citizens' farewell t '? him at tlie Tewn Hall, Admiral Sir Harr a Rawßen (Uie retiring Governor of Nei 10 South Wales), referring to the propose l " presentation .tif a Dreadnought from Aui h tralia, said lie hopod this feoling woul spread. Such feeling by the Colonies fo '* the Motherland would go further t< wards maintaining the peace of th J , world tb.an anything else. He annount '* ed that he had received a letter froi ! " ifr, Hugh DJxoq, - tobacco manufacture *| offering £5,000 towards the purchase < lt a, Dreadnought, |f MRLBOUHNE, March. 22, it Mr, KsJier (the Federal Prime Mini 6 \er), intevvieweil 4edwed th« it] the great thing was thai Australi sh9\ild, co secure her ewo defeace'the

an-, enemy would be frightened to attack her. That would be of greater assistance to Britain, than the gift of a Dreadnought. He purposed to deal -with the trhole question of the defence policy in a speech on Monday.

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AN AUSTRALIAN VIEW. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 70, 23 March 1909

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