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Queensland Parliamentary Debates (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,228
Discovery Miles 12 280
Queensland Parliamentary Debates (Paperback): Queensland Parliament

Queensland Parliamentary Debates (Paperback)

Queensland Parliament

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 Excerpt: ...and it was very creditable to him that he had done so; but there was nothing in his past experience to bind the country or to induce the House to endorse his action. The Council were rather bound, by the position they occupied, to have other evidence upon so important a matter, and he (Mr. Fitz) trusted that they would not deal with it hastily, and that no honorable gentlemen came to the House pledged or with their minds made up to vote for the approval of the plans until the gentlemen named in his motion had been examined. Those gentlemen had occupied very responsible positions as engineers in the Government service, and he thought it was proper that the House should get their evidence, because there appeared to be such a very great discrepancy as to the cost of the line. The Government, as custodians of the public purse, had no right to extend the railway one yard further than was absolutely necessary. About 150,000 had been spent in dredging the river. What was the object of that work? To enable vessels to be brought up to Brisbane. The extra expenditure involved by the deviation of the line at Oxley, and by its coming down on the north side of the Brisbane, would be something about lu0,000. And it was not as if the colony had money of its cwn to be spent, for every penny of that amount would have to be borrowed. His honorable friend, Captain Simpson, laughed; but, as everyone knew, he was wedded to the northern line. No argument that had been advanced anywhere yet convinced him that it was right to take the railway from the south side of the river. The soundings of the river, from the bridge to Shaftston, which had been taken by Mr. Bedwell, were a very strong argument in favor of the terminus being on the south side, where the facilities fo...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Queensland Parliament
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 452
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-76897-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-76897-X
Barcode: 9781130768978

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