Monday, 25 May 2015

Waratah - businessmen to provide funds for search.

The Bathurst Times (NSW) Wednesday 1 September, 1909 
THE WARATAH.    MELBOURNE MEN WANT SEARCH.   BUSINESS MEN WILL FIND MONEY.
Melbourne, Tuesday.      
A deputation of business men fromthe Stock Exchange, Chamber of  Commerce, Chamber of Manufacturers,and Incorporated Institute of Accountants, waited on the Minister forCustoms this afternoon, and urgedthat the Federal Government take steps to have two steamers sent out specially to search for the Waratah; the vessels to search down South.
The speaker for the deputation said  the Government had given £5000 towards the Shackleton expedition, andclaimed that this was a far more important matter. It was intimatedthat if the question of costs stood in  the way, money would be found among  business men. The Minister promised to bring the matter before the Cabinet to-morrow.

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