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Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “A Tribute by the Minister for Education”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Sydney, Australia
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 19811
Pagination: 7

“A Tribute by the Minister for Education.” Sydney Morning Herald 9 Sept. 1901 n19811: p. 7.
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John Perry (public statements); McKinley assassination (international response).
Named persons
John Perry.


A Tribute by the Minister for Education



NEWCASTLE, Sunday.     

     The Minister for Education (Hon. J. Perry, M.L.A.), in the course of an address on the occasion of performing the ceremony of officially opening the Mechanics’ Institute at New Lambton, in the Newcastle district, yesterday afternoon, referred to the sad event in the following terms:—“It has given me very great pain indeed to have heard just now by wire that the President of the greatest democratic country in the world has been shot. It is one of those things that one can hardly realise. The heir to the British Throne has recently passed safely through the whole of our States without an attempt being made to injure a hair of his head. It seems to be beyond realisation that in a democratic country where the supreme ruler is a man who has fought his way from the ranks to the highest position in his country, he should meet with so untimely an end. I am quite sure that what I say meets with the ready response of all present, and the people assembled here in New Lambton voice the feelings of the people of the whole State in expressing sympathy with the American nation, and abhorrence at the dastardly crime that has been perpetrated.”



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