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Fall of the Deakin government and forming of the Watson government: Coded message sent by the Governor-General Lord Henry Stafford Northcote

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Title: Fall of the Deakin government and forming of the Watson government
Subtitle: Coded message sent by the Governor-General Lord Henry Stafford Northcote
Date: 1904
Content creator: Lord Henry Stafford Northcote, Governor-General
Keywords: federal politics, Federation, Governors, politicians, prime ministers, Chris Watson, Alfred Deakin
Record creator: Governor-General
Reference: A6662, 237

The fall of the Deakin Government and forming of the Watson Labour Government

The fall of the Deakin Government and forming of the Watson Labour Government


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These two cablegrams form part of correspondence from the governor-general's office reporting the fall of the Deakin government to the British secretary of state for the colonies on 22 and 23 April 1904. The first cablegram refers to an amendment and is signed by Governor-General Lord Northcote. The second document begins with a coded message which was transmitted via cablegram. A translation of the coded message appears at the foot of the page.

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