Report from the Select Committee upon the Expenditure for Advertisements : together with the proceedings of the Committee, minutes of evidence and appendices

Corporate Author: Victoria. Parliament. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee upon the Expenditure for Advertisements
Other Authors: Agg, Alfred John, 1830-1886, Archer, William Henry, 1825-1909, Caldwell, John, Call, Frederick, 1827-1894, Clarson, William, 1830-1890, Coulls, Joseph, 1844-1879, Harker, George, 1816-1879, Hartland, James Draper, Jones, Joseph, 1823-1887, King, Mark Last, 1809-1879, MacGregor, John, 1828-1884, Massina, Alfred Henry, 1834-1917, Patterson, James Brown, Sir, 1833-1895, Smyth, Frederick Leopold, 1816-1896, Walsh, Frederick, 1831-1903, Sunderland, Thomas
Published: Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1872
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1872, no. D 5
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The Select Committee was appointed on Wednesday 7th August 1872 to enquire into and report upon the alleged improper expenditure of public money in payment for advertisements in a paper called the Times and Mines and the conduct of the Honourable member for Richmond Mr. L. L. Smith in connexion therewith.
Select Committee: Mr Macgregor, Mr Jones, Mr Patterson, Mr F. L. Smyth, Mr Harker, Mr F. Walsh and Mr King
Witnesses examined: William Henry Archer (Registrar-General), Edward S. Symonds (under-Treasurer), John Ferres (Government Printer), Joseph Coulls (ex proprietor Victorian Mining Journal), Alfred J. Agg ( Commissioner of Audit), R. Brough Smyth (Secretary for Mines), Henry Gyles Turner (general manager Commercial Bank), Clement Hodgkinson (Assistant Commissioner of Crown Lands and Survey), John Steavenson (Assistant Commissioner of Roads & Bridges and Secretary of Railways), Hon. J. M. Grant, Hon. William McLellan, Arthur Morrah (chief clerk Crown Lands and Survey Dept.), Nathaniel Joseph Williams (canvasser for newspapers), Hon. Charles Gavan Duffy, Hon. Graham Berry, Noel Deleon (advertisement canvasser East Melbourne) and Louis L. Smith.
Appendix A: Recognizance of moneys owed by by Joseph Coulls, William Clarson & James Hartland witnessed by F. Call PM, Affidavit concerning the intention of printing the Victorian Mining Journal by Joseph Coulls and William Clarson sworn before Thomas Sunderland, Recognizance of moneys owed by Joseph Coulls, Alfred Henry Massina & John Caldwell witnessed by F. Call PM, and Affidavit concerning the intention of printing the Times and Mines newspaper by Joseph Coulls & Alfred Henry Massina sworn before Thomas Sunderland - all received into the office of the Registrar-General by Thomas Sunderland Deputy Registrar-General & certified a true copy by W. H. Archer Registrar-General
Appendix B: Return of the General Votes for "Advertising" Distinguishing Supplementary Votes and of the Amounts Paid From 1st January 1861 to 30th June 1871 by Alfred J. Agg.
Physical Description: viii, 48p. ; 35cm.

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