Queen Elizabeth passed away last Thursday – United Kingdom time – at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
The state member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, has expressed the following- On behalf of our community, I extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family. We will never forget your dedication and steadfast service. A condolence book is available in the Kiama office for locals to reflect on the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Entries will be sent to Buckingham Palace.
A media release from the council: Kiama Municipality mourns the passing of Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.
As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, flags are flown at half-mast outside Council Chambers and at Blue Haven.
Kiama Mayor Neil Reilly has expressed his sadness for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, announced in the early hours of this morning (Friday), Australian time.
The mayor said. “Queen Elizabeth’s coronation was just a few days before my birth. Her image graced the walls of my schools, my scout halls, my army barracks and our council chamber. In one way or another, all my life she was there. Her hard work and her love for Australia and our people was inspirational. I was genuinely and deeply saddened to learn of her passing.”
We welcome the ascension of King Charles III to the throne. Plans for national mourning are expected to be announced in the coming days by the Governor General.
The Federal representative for Gilmore has expressed her sentiments – a quote from the Facebook entry.
Few have known a world without Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty was a rare and reassuring constant amidst rapid change in her seven remarkable decades on the throne.
Through the noise and tumult of the years, she embodied and exhibited timeless decency and an enduring calm. May she rest in eternal peace. A condolence book is now available in the Nowra Gilmore office and in the Batemans Bay office next week.
As a mark of respect, Fiona Phillips cancelled mobile offices scheduled for Gerringong and Kiama for Friday.