Senate debates

Tuesday, 28 November 2023


Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Workplace Relations

8:19 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader of the Opposition) Share this | Hansard source

I know we're not allowed to use props in this place, so I won't, but here is my Christmas card for the coming year. And it's very important, because each year I use a country church from Queensland because I love Christmas and I also love old churches.

The one I have chosen this year is from Bowen: the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Bowen. It was first built in 1865, but what happens in northern and Central Queensland is that Mother Nature comes along and gets involved so buildings often have to be rebuilt. The present Holy Trinity Anglican Church was rebuilt in the mid-1930s. It was designed by a prominent Mackay architect, Harold Vivian Marsh Brown, who contributed quite substantially to the architecture of Central Queensland in that particular period. Funnily enough, this church holds much happiness for the Willcox family—Senator Scarr, you're friends with the member for Dawson.


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