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Transcript 2516

AUSTRALIA DAY 1972 - MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILLIAM MCMAHON

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McMahon, William

Period of Service: 10/03/1971 to 05/12/1972

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Release Date: 26/01/1972

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2516

E0T0AB0R1( 0 : h ours 26/ 1/ 72
FOR PRESS: PM No 6/ 1972
AUSTRALIA DAY 1972
Message from the Prime M4inister, r.! Wr illiam Mc! 1ahon
Australia Day is our own National Day. it is a day for
Wreflection. A day when we should forget we live in States, cities
and towns, and remember we are all citizens of one great nation,
recognising no frontiers other -than the seas around us.
In defying and defeating the worst floods, fires and
droughts and winning the best from the seas, soil, iron ore
mountains and our factories we have built a wonderful country
for ourselves and our heirs.
On thi-" s day we acknowledge with pride the successes of
our forebears for whom few difficulties have been too great. Their
spirit, I believe, remains with us in tChis busy, bustling technological
age where we cannot yet presume to say " We have crossed our
last frontier". As a nation where pioneering is part of the present as
Swell as the past, we are strong, vigorous and growing. Few other
countries are better equipped to face the future and exploit the
ever-growing opportuhities. History supports this view and the
future will confirm it.
There is still much to be done. We should remember, too,
that the immediate problems of the day are transitory. lie must not
let them dampen our enthusiasm, or destroy our confidence in the
future.
Canberra 26 January 1972
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