In the Herald: March 10, 1950

Expert says Australia is well governed
Australian-born Professor KC Wheare, visiting from Oxford University, told the Royal Empire Society today that Australia is still among the relatively few well-governed countries in the world. “In 1929 Australia, although a well-governed country, was a ‘little-governed country.’ On my return in 1949 I was particularly impressed by the quality of the senior civil service in Canberra… The government service had recruited a body of men of great capacity.”

Watson’s Bay bus passengers ‘terrified’
Mr R Murray Robson (Lib Vaucluse) said in the Legislative Assembly yesterday that he had been told by dozens of his constituents that they were “physically afraid” of the speed of Watson’s Bay buses, particularly down the hill behind Rose Bay Convent on Dover Road. He said if the three British pundits who recommended a 15 per cent increase in bus speeds attend next Monday’s public meeting in Rose Bay, they will see how popular they are.

opera house plan
“May I support the view of your correspondent (herald, March),” wrote Balmoral’s Opera House in a letter to the editor. “The Staatstheater is of such opulence and splendor that its ultimate use as an opera house must have lain in the mind of its original projectors. The misty vision of an opera house replacing Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair may remain so throughout the tenure of our brilliant conductor.” In the Herald: March 10, 1950

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