Senate debates

Wednesday, 13 March 2013



6:20 pm

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by leave—I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Royal Letters Patent issued by Queen Victoria on 14 March 1863 established the Anglican Diocese of Goulburn, giving Goulburn City status and making it Australia’s first inland city,

(ii) 14 March 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Goulburn as a city,

(iii) St Saviour’s Anglican Cathedral, designed by Edmund Thomas Blacket, was completed in 1884, and the Catholic Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul’s in 1890, and

(iv) Goulburn’s rich heritage since its settlement in the 1820s;

(b) recognises the contribution of Goulburn’s institutions to the expansion and economic development of southern New South Wales since the 1820s; and

(c) congratulates Goulburn and its citizens on its sesquicentenary.

Question agreed to.