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GBEAT DEMONSTRATIONS, f . »f WE SHODID PRESENT, "A , \ DREADNOUGHT."| ,- : 23r' f The Lord Mayor presided jtoioignt a€. one of the largest and most wKhusiastic demonstrations ever held. in. Sidney; -with-: .the. object of -initiating a. Dreadnought fund.. The Town Hiill was densely, packed, and .the proceedings -were - piinctuated by the singing of pateiotia songs. ,■- '.• The speakers included Mr.-iG. H. Reid, Sir Joseph Gook-~(Leader of the -Federal Opposition), B. R. and Mr Bruce Smith." " . ~_-■ ■•'.■'- .'* •■■... The speeches 'strongly.patriotic, and:, condemned ..the. ■ halting!policy of Commonwealth. leaders, and urged, emulation of the example of New Zealand, whose prompt and splendid; response was eulogised. The following resolutions were adopts 'TChat,. in -the opiiiion?o£ihis meeting of citizens, glorying in the..traditions of the British race, the time has arrived for the Commonweaifh. - to. take an active share -in the naval defence of the Empjre." " .. •' ( ; 'flhat, in of fhe .esjiressed 'detefv mination of. British rivals to challenge her naval supremacy, Australia .".should present a' Dreadnought, .to the British " Navy as an immediate expression "_oi her invincible ipesolve to stand by the Mother Country and take her plaet* in. tliei 3in*. pire's fighting line.". . , . " ~*" H.OTJSING SPEECHES. | -\. ' - • '" j,o;TJSOUBJSfE, MarcK 25. The Dreadnougnt meeting ii| the Town Hall'tp-jaight'was marked by Unbounded enthusiasm. "Hundreds were unable t.ftf : gain. mdmission, ancL teld virieetiflgs '.6f ' their lowit ; 'The 'Lord iMkyor ; .presidei, ' Mr-Murray, Sir Thomas Bent, jand a num-. ■ State members And others ed rousing speeches.- ; .. Resolutions ■ that the .'command of the sea-was absolutely essential ;to tKe .integrity of the" rEmpire 'andiithe vßa,fety !ot the oversea dominions, and «invfaydur.pi ■presenting' a Dreadnought,.jrere carried*

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AUSTRALIAN ENTNUSIASM., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 73, 26 March 1909

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AUSTRALIAN ENTNUSIASM. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 73, 26 March 1909