The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
Notices of Motion
Notices of Motion.
The following notices of motion wore given:—
Mr. Dickson to move,—That an address be presented to the Governor of Tasmania praying that His Excellency will be pleased to cause to be laid on the table of this Council all despatches and other papers relating to the establishment and administration of Her Majesty's protectorate in New Guinea. (Monday).
Mr. Lee Steere to call attention to the unprotected state of King George's Sound, and to move the following resolution:—That the Council considering that the undefended position of the important strategical point of King George's Sound would be a source of great weakness in the general defences of Australasia in time of war, and that the protection of the Sound and Princess Royal Harbour is of vital importance for the general security of the Australasian colonies, is of opinion that some united action should be taken by the Imperial Government and the various colonies with a view to their arriving at a decision which will enable the question to be dealt with at the next session of the Federal Council, and that the advisability of the erection and maintenance of a lighthouse and signalling station at Cape Leeuwin to be united by telegraph with the Sound should be considered in conjunction with the fortification of that place. (Tuesday).