Visit to the Yorke Peninsula to visit areas affected by the bushfires late last year
His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed for the Yorke Peninsula to visit areas affected by the bushfires late last year.
In the evening at Point Turton, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted His Worship Mr Darren Braund, Mayor, and Mrs Kerry Braund; and Mr Andrew Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, Yorke Peninsula Council.
His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their visit to the Yorke Peninsula where, accompanied by His Worship Mr Darren Braund, Mayor, and Ms Kate Martin, Fire Recovery Coordinator, Yorke Peninsula Council; and Mrs Karen Warren, Blazeaid Coordinator, and Mr Graham Warren, they toured fire affected areas including Yorketown, Honiton and Edithburgh.
His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque on the new stone monument at a fire commemoration ceremony in recognition of the pioneers/pastoralists of the Honiton agricultural area founded in 1869 and to acknowledge the courage of locals and the wider community and Emergency Services during and after the 2019 fire in Honiton.
Afterwards at the Light Church, Edithburgh, the Governor and Mrs Le met with staff and volunteers from the Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army, Country Fire Service, South Australia Police, Primary Industries and Resources SA, Wellbeing SA, SA Primary Health Network and Weaners Flat Agricultural Bureau, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.