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ADMIRALTr HOUSE IN DISPUTE. AROUMENT BETWEEN COM MONWEALTH AND STATE.
Admiral fir C.forf. F. Kine-Hall, the last mmtnandcr ol the Drltleh Squadron on tb« Jluilriiian Futlon. Quilled Admiralty Uouao this morning, and Clu; nuuUon or rtc owncr thlii or tbe liulldlnc «l once crons up. Abont 3d years «bu Admiralty Houne and Gar. Oen Island were dedicated ID perpetuity lo tho Rrltlah Government l»y the Government ol New South Waice, for ilic purposes of the UrltUh Squadron to oc stationed here. Tbe Fedoral -!ov«rnffleat cot*' ilHlme that troth tbese places are automatically transferred to the Common
wealth »lth th' tontrnl of Itr Auatrallan Kary. The Stale authorities contend that tbo purpose tor which tbese place* were dedicated to tho British Government having terminated, they revert tn tbe New South Wales Government. Id any case, tbe SLate argues. Defence belne a eervkc vhlrh. under tbe Australian Constitu tion Art. «?»« transferred from the Elate lo the Commonwealth the Commonwealth— If It de sires these places— thould par Interest on them as transferred properties The dispute between the tiro authorltlas is etlll unsettled. Admiralty House Is now empty, and for tan present a caretaker patd by the Commonwealth Kill look after It. It Is un likely that nXr-Admlral Sir Grow Pater, who Is In cbarjte of the Australian Nsvv, will take up hla realdnnrc tberc In any caae. The. Premier this afternoon staled Ihat the High Court our be invited lo »etlle ibe oues tion of ownership. 'We have every desire.' *Djd Mr. Holisan, 'to meet the Commonwealtb In boualng the Admiral, but Ibey cannot carry -* a Federal policy at the Slats usaaa*.' I