Correspondence relating to the Eastern Extension Company's proposals for additional telegraph communication between Great Britain and Australasia via the Cape of Good Hope, and the proposals for a submarine cable between Canada and Australasia across the Pacific Ocean
"Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
Comprises correspondence from [Earl] Beauchamp (Governor NSW), John Bramston (under Secretary of State G.B.), James N. Brunker (for the NSW Premier), Thos. J. Byrnes (Queensland Premier) p. 85, J[oseph] Chamberlain (Colonial Office), Andrew Clarke (Agent-General for Victoria), Sir Daniel Cooper (acting agent general for NSW in London), [H.] Bertram Cox (Colonial Office), W. P. Crick (postmaster-general NSW), J. Denison-Pender (managing director Eastern Telegraph Company), James R. Dickson (Queensland Premier), James Drake (postmaster general Qld.) p. 104, J. Gavan Duffy (postmaster-general Victoria), Sir Sandford Fleming (engineer &c. Canada), John Forrest (WA Premier), [Great Britain] Committee Appointed to Consider the Proposal for Laying a Telegraph Cable Between British North America and the Colonies of Australia (comprising Earl Selborne (chairman),George Herbert Murray, Sir Donald Alexander Smith, Sir Mackenzie Bowell (Canadian minister of trade and commerce) resigned and replaced by Alfred Gilpin Jones, Sir Saul Samuel and Duncan Gillies), C. Hallett (sec. Melbourne Chamber of Commerce) p. 99, R. [i.e. F.] W. Holder (Premier South Australia), S. H. Lambton (deputy postmaster-general NSW), [Sir Wilfred] Laurier (Canadian Premier), William John Lyne (Premier/Colonial Treasurer NSW), A[llan] McLean (Victorian Premier), F. L. Outtrim (deputy postmaster-general Victoria),Varney Parkes (postmaster-general NSW), Robert Philp (Queensland Premier), [Thomas] Playford (agent general for South Australia in London), G. H. Reid (NSW Premier/Colonial Treasurer), Robert S. Rogers (sec. to Victorian Premier), R. J. Seddon (NZ Premier), J. Euston Squier (acting Australasian manager Eastern Extension Company), George Turner (Victorian Premier), William Warren (Australasian manager Eastern Extension Company) and W. A Watt (postmaster-general Victoria)
Other mentions: J.J.C. Abbott (later Sir John Abbott prime minister of Canada) p. 67, Anglo-American Telegraph Co. p. 24, 59, 60, 78, The Argus p. 20, Lord Beaconsfield p. 66, Belgian Govt. p. 22, Francis A. Bowen (London) p. 73, 76, British Australian Telegraph Co., p. 33, British Govt. p. 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, 35, 42, 43,48, 55, 67, 69, 70, 71, British Post Office p. 19, 20, 22, 23, 28, John Campbell (Earl of Aberdeen) p. 103, Canadian Govt. 26, 55, 56, 62, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 76, Canadian Pacific Railway Co. p. 58, 59, Mr Carson (Anglo-American Telegraph Co.) p. 60, Chancellor of the Exchequer (Michael Hicks-Beach) p. 19, 57, 94, 95, Cis-Indian Administrations p. 30, 31, 32, 41, 50, Hon. Dr [J. A.] Cockburn (premier South Australia) p. 56, Colonial Conference London 1887 p. 55, 67, 69, 81, Colonial Conference Ottawa 1894 p. 55, 67, 68, 69, Colonial Office p. 34, 35, 79, Commercial Cable Company of New York p. 22, 23, 58, 60, J. M. Courtney (deputy Finance Minister Ottawa) p. 70, 73, 83,84, Direct Spanish Telegraph Co. p. 24, Direct United States Telegraph Co. p. 22, 24, Dutch Govt. p. 22, Electrical Trades Directory 1899 p. 23, T. B. Ffinch (director in chief Indo-European Telegraph Dept. of the Govt. of India) p. 60, Fowler-Waring Cable Co. (London) p. 73, 77, 78, French Govt. p. 22, F. O. Fysch [i.e. Philip O. Fysh] (agent-general for Tasmania) p. 87, Sir A. T. Galt p. 67, German Govt. p.22, M. H. Gray (India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph works Co.) p. 60, Great Northern Telegraph Company of Copenhagen p. 23, Hawaiian Govt. p. 68, F. E. Hesse (London manager Eastern Extension Co.) p.. 51, India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company p.59, 60, 61, 62, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78,79, W. Hepworth Mercer (sec. Colonial Office) p. 66,70,73,84, Indian Govt p. 63, Indo-European Telegraph Co. p. 23, 30, Indo-European Telegraph Dept. of the [British] Govt. of India p. 30, 60, Intercolonial Railway of Canada p. 69, International Bureau at Berne p. 38, 45, International Telegraph Convention p. 38, 60, 61, W. B. Ives (Minister of trade and Customs [Ottawa]) p. 72, George Johnson (govt. statistician Ottawa) p. 70,73,82-83, Lord Kelvin p. 59, 60, Mr Lamb ([British] General post Office) p. 60, 63, Mr Larke (Victoria?) p. 28, Mr Lucas (on behalf of the late Admiral Sir George Richards & representatives of the Eastern Extension Telegraph Co.) p. 60, Sir John Macdonald (former Premier of Ontario) p. 66, Alexander Mackenzie (premier & Minister of Public Works Ontario) p. 66, Sir Francis Mowatt (permanent sec. to the [British] Treasury) p. 103, Dr A. Muirhead (cable transmission speed expert) p. 59, Sir Henry Norman (Qld rep. Pacific Cable Board) p. 101, Pacific Cable Company (proposed) p. 68, Pacific Ocean Telegraph Cable Board [also given as Committee] p. 26, 27, 29, 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 92, 93, 101, Sir Harry Parkes p. 67, Sir John Pender (chairman Eastern Extension Telegraph Co.) p. 73, 76, 79, 81, Postal and Telegraph Conference Adelaide May 1890, Postal and Telegraph Conference Brisbane March 1893 p. 55, 81, 83, Postal and Telegraph Conference Wellington March 1894 p. 56 , 67, 69, 83, Postal and Telegraph Conference Hobart February 1895 p. 56, Postal and Telegraph Conference [given as Ministerial Conference] Sydney January 1896 p. 56, Post[al] and Telegraph Conference Melbourne March 1897, Postal Dept. (Vic.) p. 39, Mr [William Henry] Preece ([British] General Post Office) p. 59, 60, 62, Premiers Conference Sydney 27th January 1900 p. 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, Hon. W. P. Reeves (New Zealand) p. 56, 87, Sir George Richards (admiral) p. 60, Sir Julian Emanuel Salomons (NSW agent-general) p. 34, 90, 91-92, 101, 102, 103, W. Sharpley Seaton (London) p. 73, 76, Miss Flora Shaw p. 71, Sir Ambrose Shea (governor Bahamas) p. 80, Siemens Brothers and Co. (London and Woolwich) p. 73, 77, 78, Alexander Siemens p. 59, 60, 70, 76, 82, South African Govt p. 55, Lord Strathcona (Canadian high commissioner in London) p. 34, 51, 90, 92, 94, 103, Premier of Tasmania p. 16,17, Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co. (London) p. 62, 73, 76, Telegraph Dept. (Vic.) p.22, Sir Charles Todd p. 51, Sir Horace Tozer (Qld agent-general) p. 27, 87, United States Govt p.68, W. T. Henley Telegraph Works Co. (London) p. 62, 73, 77, 78, Frederick Ward (manager in England of the Commercial Cable Co.) p. 60, 71, Hon. [Joseph George] Ward (New Zealand) p. 56, Western Union Telegraph Co., p. 24, 58, 59 and Sir Edward Wingfield (Colonial Office) p. 93, 94
105p.,  leaf of plates : col. map ; 33cm.
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