THE Federal Member for Dawson, Andrew Willcox represented his Dawson electorate at several services during September, following the sad passing of Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, including a Gun Salute and the Proclamation of King Charles III by the Governor-General David Hurley.
Mr Willcox said it had been an honour to represent the people of Dawson in paying tribute to her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
“Her Majesty was a frequent visitor of regional Australia and many Dawson residents can remember when she visited Mackay first in 1954, just months after she was crowned and again in 1970,” he said.
“During our most trying times, Her Majesty provided many messages of support and strength. These efforts showed her true kindness, humanity and leadership, which Her Majesty brought to the role and is one that will be sorely missed,” Mr Willcox said.
Following the ‘National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty on September 22, Federal Parliament was due to sit in Canberra, but that sitting was suspended following her death, the government rescheduled the sitting days following the period of mourning.
Mr Willcox has a condolence book in his office for anyone who wishes to provide a handwritten message or, alternatively, they can go on online to www.pmc.gov.au/her-majesty-the-queen .