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20 April, 2009

Mr M. McGOWAN: The twenty-sixth parallel—I am sure Hansard will get this—sort of runs across Useless Loop at Shark Bay, just south of Denham, and runs through —

Mr T.G. Stephens: To the surveyor’s corner —

Mr M. McGOWAN: —to Wingellina, but I have a feeling that Wingellina might be slightly south of the map. It looks like about a quarter of a millimetre, so that is probably about 100 kilometres —

Mr T.G. Stephens: The map is wrong!

Mr M. McGOWAN: The twenty-sixth parallel—apart from Denham on the coast and Wingellina on the Northern Territory border—is pretty well devoid of major settlements. I do not mean to denigrate anyone who lives on the twenty-sixth parallel. In any event, there it is, roughly, I suppose, somewhere between a third and a half of the distance —

Mr P. PAPALIA: I find the cartographic skills of the member for Rockingham enthralling and I would love to hear some more.

Mr M. McGOWAN: The member for Warnbro, of course, can actually read a map, unlike virtually anyone else in this chamber. If I am educating him, God help the Navy!

Subject: First Home Owner Grant Amendment Bill 2009 [Legislative Assembly – Consideration in Detail]

Date: 7 April 2009

Hansard reference: pp. 2817-2818 [online (pdf)]

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