Report on Northern Territory Administration .. 16th April, 1920

Melbourne, Commonwealth Government, 1920.

Folio, 17 pages plus a tipped-in erratum slip.

Titling-wrappers, stapled as issued; a tiny tear to the last two leaves expertly repaired; a fine copy.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Paper Number 28 of 1920; only 1150 copies printed. A report on the inquiry into the failure of the Gilruth administration. 'In my opinion, the burden of responsibility must be divided between the failure of the Commonwealth of Australia to ... grant to the people of the Territory citizen rights, the failure of Ministers to form a proper appreciation of what was due to the Territory, and the failure of Dr. Gilruth, Judge Bevan, and those closely associated with them to exercise their great powers with firmness, common sense, discretion, and justice'. Offered with it is a fine copy of CPP Number 46 of 1920: 'Northern Territory - Correspondence relating to Report of Royal Commissioner', a detailed criticism of Mr Justice Ewing's report by Gilruth, Evans, Carey and Bevan (titling-wrappers, 18 pages plus erratum slip; only 895 copies printed).

Item #28770

Price: $250.00

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