House debates

Monday, 27 November 2023

Statements by Members

Tilmouth, Ms Cathryn, Aubrey, Sergeant Fred, Fong Lim, Ms Katrina, AM

4:31 pm

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I rise to acknowledge three Territorians. On Friday evening, I attended the Minerals Council Northern Territory dinner, a fantastic event steered by the indefatigable Cathryn Tilmouth, the daughter of the legendary Tracker Tilmouth. Cathryn was appointed in January as Executive Director Northern Australia of the Minerals Council of Australia. The council advocates for critical minerals projects, like the Finniss Lithium Project outside of Darwin, and for other valuable minerals, like gold.

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to honour Territorian Sergeant Fred Aubrey, a veteran of World War I who won a Military Medal and who was mentioned in dispatches, serving in Gallipoli with the Light Horse and in the Middle East. He was finally honoured with a plaque at Gardens Cemetery thanks to the Headstone Project. It was great to meet his family, who made the trip up from Adelaide. Lest we forget.

Yesterday, I tipped my hat to the former Darwin Lord Mayor and executive officer of Variety NT, Katrina Fong Lim AM. The Variety Santa Fun Run & Walk was a very warm and wonderful event; it was a huge success. Thank you, Katrina, for continuing to serve our community through Variety NT. Dar-winning!