Kiama Municipality and Blue Haven mourn 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 will be 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, Australia-time.
“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, her love for Australia and our people was inspirational. I was genuinely and deeply saddened to learn of her passing,” Cr Reilly said.
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.
8th Sep 2022