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Governor visits Albany on second official regional visit

Monday, 26th November 2018

From Wednesday 7th November to Thursday 8th November the Governor visited Albany as part of the Regional Visit Program.

This was the Governor’s second regional visit following a four day visit to the East Kimberley in August.

During the Albany visit, the Governor met with community representatives from some of the area’s key projects and initiatives.

The Governor was particularly pleased to be in Albany to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I at an event attended by 2,000 school students from 26 schools across the Great Southern region. The event began with a Remembrance Day parade down York Street before students and community members assembled in the Anzac Peace Park for a memorial service and a Bell and Cross Ceremony.

Speaking to the students, the Governor remarked that they were keeping the promise that our State made 100 years ago to never forget the sacrifices made for our freedom by the men and women who died in the Great War. Listen to the Governor’s speech in full at the link below.

In an interview with ABC Great Southern, the Governor further reflected on the importance of this year’s Remembrance Day for young people living in Albany,

“Albany has become iconic as we have reflected more and more on the legacy. I think it’s a really good thing to be a kid here in Albany today because the memory that goes with a 100 year commemoration is special, it’s an event in itself. For the rest of their lives they will have that in their collective stories. It’s a privilege to be part of it.”

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Media

Governor’s speech at the Combined Schools Centenary Commemoration of Armistice event at Anzac Peace Park – Albany Advertiser Facebook

Ceremony honours war heroes – The West Australian, Tuesday 13th November 2018 

Governor to pay tribute to Anzac roles in war – Albany Advertiser, Thursday 8th November 2018

Visit itinerary

Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Thursday, 8th November 2018