The Governor is comingto Bourke and Brewarrina!


Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson. Photo contributed

The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Margaret Beazley AC QC, and her husband Mr Dennis Wilson, will be visiting Bourke, Louth, Brewarrina and Goodooga between next Tuesday 15 and Friday 18th June 2021.

The Governor said “Dennis and I look forward to meeting local people and learning how recent challenges have impacted on people’s lives. We are keen to engage with communities on what interests and concerns them.”

In Louth, the Governor and Mr Wilson will meet with teachers and students of Louth Public School before visiting a Royal Flying Doctor Service Clinic.

Bourke’s full day program next Wednesday will include participation in a roundtable discussion with Bourke Shire Council and Nulla Nulla Local Aboriginal Land Council. Bourke Mayor, Barry Hollman will also be taking Governor Beazley and Mr Wilson on a trip along the Darling River on the PV Jandra. A visit to St Ignatius School, accompanied by Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green, will be followed by an engagement with Maranguka Community Hub, before hosting a Vice Regal reception.

In Brewarrina, the Governor and Mr Wilson will have the opportunity to chat with young people from Brewarrina Central School, before participating in a roundtable discussion with Brewarrina Shire Council and Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Land Council. In the afternoon, they will tour the Aboriginal Cultural Museum and heritage-listed fish traps, before officially opening the new multi-purpose facility of Orana Haven Aboriginal Corporation Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre.

Touring Narran Lakes with traditional owners, a visit to Goodooga Central School and an engagement with Goodooga Local Aboriginal Land Council will round out the final day’s program next Friday, which includes a visit to the healing waters of Goodooga Artesian Springs.

Margaret Beazley is the 39th Governor of New South Wales, commencing her five-year term on 2 May 2019.

Prior to her appointment as Governor, Her Excellency enjoyed a long and distinguished law career spanning 43 years, during which time she served as a role model for women in law at both the State and national level.

Her Excellency has three children – Erin, Lauren, and Anthony Sullivan – and is married to Mr Dennis Wilson, a barrister, mediator, accredited international arbitrator and Adjunct Professor of Law, at Notre Dame University, Sydney.

Her Excellency brings her deep commitment to education, youth leadership, human rights and social justice to the role in service of the people of New South Wales.