Success at last!
Eventually, a compromise was brokered allowing a limited right of appeal to the Privy Council. In London, Barton, Deakin and Kingston danced for joy.
When the door closed upon us and left us alone, we seized each other’s hands and danced hand in hand around the centre of the room to express our jubilation.
Extract from Alfred Deakin, The Federal Story: The Inner History of the Federal Cause, 1880–1900, JA La Nauze (ed.), Melbourne University Press, 1963, p. 162.