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The location of Norfolk Island, as a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, is among the ancient anomalies in governance, which has persevered because 1914. It displays the direct historic linkages among the British Crown and people Norfolk Islanders who have been descendants of Pitcairn Islanders of Mutiny at the Bounty status. but, as soon as Federation used to be within the wind, the British govt, opposed to the expressed needs of the Norfolk Island neighborhood, sought to divest itself of all accountability for Norfolk Island. there's a interestingly ‘Yes Minister’ caliber concerning the negotiations which bring about the ultimate take-over via Australia, and the appointment of the 1st Commonwealth Administrator of Norfolk Island. The direct involvement of Atlee Hunt, then Secretary of the dept of exterior Affairs, finally ensured the appointment of Michael Vincent Murphy. that allows you to do so finish, Hunt needed to fend off different candidates who have been busy ingratiating themselves with the Minister for exterior Affairs Patrick McMahon Glynn and the then best Minister Joseph prepare dinner. this is often basically a learn of the relationships among governors, politicians, public servants and group leaders through the years which the take-over of Norfolk Island, and of the fight of 1 Norfolk Islander, Charles Chase Ray Nobbs, opposed to Australian administrative authority.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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He could hardly have chosen words that would give me more pleasure. This willingness to go the extra distance, above and beyond his departmental duties, was illustrated by his assistance to members of the family when E. L. Batchelor, then Minister for State for External Affairs, died in office in 1911. He showed the same concern for Glynn, who suffered bouts of ill health, often exacerbated when Parliament was in session by the weekly train journeys between 39 n Uneasy elationship Adelaide and Melbourne.

If he had lived under the previous Labour Government — that is to say, in France of 1793 — his fair-mindedness would certainly have brought him to the guillotine, but he would have spent the last ten minutes in demonstrating, calmly and philosophically, that his execution was an illogical and dangerous act, and when his head was in the basket his shoulders would have moved with the old familiar shrug. The very best description of Mr. Glynn that I have ever read was printed this week, when an English batsman said of the bowler J.

Littleton Ernest Groom, a contemporary political colleague, who was not a member of the tightly competitive South Australian legal world, provided a more positive assessment. Under the heading ‘A Literary Member’, he described Glynn’s role as one of the makers of Federation (Brisbane Courier Mail 29/11/30:19). One of the most beloved of the Federal members was that genial Irishman, the Hon. P. Mc. M. Glynn, of Adelaide. He won the 34 rofiles of the our ain ctors affection of his fellow members by his kindly nature and his wit.

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