5["The Nor'-West", The Western Mail (Perth, WA), Saturday 04 May 1912, page 20]

THE NOR'-WEST.

MINISTER FOR WORKS ON TOUR,

VISIT TO CARNARVON.

Carnarvon, May 1.

The Minister for Works (Mr. Johnson) and the Parliamentary party accompanying him on his visit to the North-West arrived at Carnarvon on Saturday night and were formally welcomed by the Mayor. On Sunday morning they visited the Leura irrigation farm, at the invitation of Messrs. Angelo and Angelo. The Minister expressed astonishment at the quality of the fruit and other produce, particularly lucerne and Japanese millet. In the afternoon they accepted the invitation of the bowling and tennis club to attend at Manuelle Park.

A FORMAL WELCOME.

On Monday the Minister was formally entertained in the Settlers' Hotel. The Mayor (Mr. W. G. Iles) presided over a large gathering. In welcoming the Minister for Works the Mayor remarked that this was the first occasion they had had an opportunity to welcome to Carnarvon a representative of the Labour Ministry. He thought that the Government was going along the right track to make the country progress.

The Minister in reply thanked them for their hospitality. The Estimates provided for an expenditure of about 70,000 in the North-West, and he thought it advisable to inspect the works upon which such a large amount was to be spent.