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Paul Keating’s Speech At The 1893 Corowa Federation Conference Centenary

This is Prime Minister Paul Keating’s speech at the Centenary Dinner of the 1893 Corowa Constitutional Convention.

Text of Prime Minister Paul Keating’s speech at the Centenary Dinner in Corowa.

It is a great pleasure to be in this very beautiful, historic, classic Australian town. It is particularly good to be here to join in the commemoration of the moment a hundred years ago when Corowa was host to one of the more important gatherings in our nation’s history: a meeting which, in a combination of national idealism and equally characteristic pragmatism, helped propel Australia towards nationhood. Enough of the Victorian architecture has been preserved, enough families have remained, enough memories handed down for Corowa to still speak eloquently of the past. [Read more…]