THE GOVERNOR OF QUEENSLAND.
The appointment of Sir William MacGregor to succeed Lord Chelmsford as Governor of Queensland is likely to meet j with general approval throughout the . Commonwealth, as well as at Home. For . the last five years Sir William Mae--0 Gregor lifts liekl the responsible post of a Governor of Newfoundland, and be has c discharged hia duties there with cons spicuous ability, lp view of the fait 3 that Newfoundland hns had a longa standing grievance against the Imperial ij authorities over the fisheries dispute, the ~ Governor's position there has lieen unh .usually difficult and delicate, and Sir 5 William MacGregor has won high praise t in all quarters for the mingled tact . ami firmness that ho has displayed. As t Governor of Queensland he is likely to j prove a success, as he has already had f considerable personal acquaintance with t . Australasian affairs. Sir William Mac- , Gregor was for many years Administrator (. of British. Kew Guinea, and lie won there , a deservedly high reputation for courage . and skill in dealing with the natives, as a wi'U as for his capacity in managing the s affairs of this troublesome dependency, t His experience of tropical countries— n Fiji and Lagos, as irell as New Guinea — x should peculiarly fit him to represent the Crown in such a colony as Queensj land, whose future depends so largely j on the possibility of adapting European civilisation to tropical conditions, and we ! 'beliove that in many ways yir j MacGregor's new appointment achieves a r rare distinction among Colonial Sfflce ~ selections, «3 ono of the best that could possibly have been made.
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