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Just consider...

Inspired by the recent moon landing the Liberal Premier of the State of Victoria Sir Henry Bolte and Deputy Premier Sir Arthur Rylah ponder the possibilities. The Minister for Lands Sir William McDonald had a scheme to settle The Little Desert. Widely considered unsuitable and unpopular the move was seen as a factor in the loss of the seat of Dandenong by the Liberals in a by-election in December of 1969.