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No. 13

Government House,
Brisbane, Queensland,
11th. March, 1861.

My Lord Duke,

I have the honor to
report that, with the advice of
my Executive council, I have
appointed the following gentlemen
connected with this Colony, to be
the London Commissioners, representing
Queensland at the Exhibition of 1862: —

Matthew Henry Marsh Esq. (Chairman)
Alfred Denison Esq.
Arthur Hodgson Esq.

2. Mr. Henry Jordan, our
Emigration Agent in England, will
act as Secretary to the above

3. The Local Commission in
the Colony are making every
exertion to secure for the production
of Queensland an adequate
representation in the Exhibition.

I have &c.
Signed / G. F. Bowen

His Grace
The Duke of Newcastle
&c. &c. &c.

No. 14

Government House,
Brisbane, Queensland,
12th. March, 1861.

My Lord Duke,

I have the honor to
transmit herewith a copy of a
letter which has just reached me


(Wide Papers in priv.
Sec's office.)

Sir G. Bowen to
the Duke of Newcastle
No. 26 of 14 March 1860
38 __ 26 April ____

from Captain Denham R.N. Commanding
Her Majesty's Surveying Ship "Herald",
in which that Officer gives a brief
statement of the results of his
soundings on the line of the proposed
submarine telegraph between North
Australia and Java.

2. Captain Denham will no
doubt submit a more detailed
report, on his arrival in England,
to the Lords Commissioners of
the Admiralty. In the meantime
I have only to repeat what I
have already reported in former
despatches; viz. that the natural
and most easy line for the
proposed Indo Australian telegraph
would be from a point on the
shore of the Gulf of Carpentaria
to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland,
— which will be, in the course
of a few months from the
present time, in immediate
communicataion by electric wires
with Sydney, Melbourne, and
Adelaide. It is proposed to extend
forthwith the electric telegraph
from Brisbane across the settled
districts of this Colony to
Rockhampton, — whence it is
only about eight hundred (800)
miles overland to the head of
the Gulf of Carpentaria. A firm
in Sydney has already offered
to contract with my Government
for the completion of this latter
portion of the line, — extending
for the most part over a
territory as yet unoccupied, —

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