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The placement of Norfolk Island, as a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, is likely one of the ancient anomalies in governance, which has continued seeing that 1914. It displays the direct old linkages among the British Crown and people Norfolk Islanders who have been descendants of Pitcairn Islanders of Mutiny at the Bounty popularity. 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 in regards to the negotiations which result in 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 dep. of exterior Affairs, finally ensured the appointment of Michael Vincent Murphy. so as 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 major Minister Joseph prepare dinner. this is often primarily a learn of the relationships among governors, politicians, public servants and group leaders in the course of 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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Nonetheless, Murphy was able to work with and accept the idiosyncrasies of a small, conflict-ridden community, without becoming too closely involved. This talent had been remarked upon during his attachment to the Pacific Cable Board. 14 To quite a remarkable degree, Murphy was also able to gain the respect, trust, and enthusiastic support of successive New South Wales governors, in particular Sir Gerald Strickland, who presided over the final arrangements for the transfer of Norfolk Island to the Commonwealth.

I am just sending this line to convey my personal sympathy for you in your troubles. I did hope that by this time I should be on my way to Darwin, where not the least of my pleasures I look forward to is that of meeting you, but fates decreed otherwise and I do not seem any nearer getting that personal first-hand knowledge of the territory conditions which would help so much in my work. 40 rofiles of the our ain ctors At the same time Hunt’s friendly and informal manner was accompanied by a strictly official approach to terms and conditions of service.

He was essentially a scholar. While busy with his political and ministerial duties, he continued to memorize beautiful passages of poetic literature. “I love literature,” he said. ” He lectured frequently on literary and historical subjects. A sincerely religious man, he made an eloquent speech in the Federal Convention in favour of the insertion of the words that are now in the preamble to the Constitution, “humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God”. He made a close study of the problems of the Murray River, and wrote a very complete report on the legal questions involved.

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