On Tuesday 20th August, the Ti Tree community hosted a visit from the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO. The visit was part of a whirl-wind tour of the NT which included visits to Groote Eylandt, Ti Tree and the Utopia Homelands.
The magnificent staff at Ti Tree worked above and beyond the call of duty to make visiting Ti Tree a very special experience for the Governor General and the Governor-General Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce, was full of praise for the community of Ti Tree.
During her visit, the Governor-General visited the Ti Tree Women’s Safe House before walking over to the Aged Care facility for morning tea. Edna Snape, Ti Tree's Aged Care Coordinator, provided the Governor-General with a tour of the facility and introduced her to a number of the Ti Tree Aged Care clients. Her Excellency was very interested in hearing about the challenges of providing meals and services to clients to such geographically distributed clients.
The Governor-General enjoyed a cup of tea and a chat before being presented with a beautiful art work by local Wilora artist, Evelyn Pultura. “I am honoured to receive such a beautiful gift” the Governor-General told Evelyn.
After a brief tour of Ti Tree and the local communities which included hearing a local band from Pmara Junta practice, the Governor-General enjoyed a wonderful BBQ arranged by the local Ti Tree staff at Ti Tree School.
“The Ti Tree community was very pleased to host the Governor-General” Shire President Adrian Dixon said. “The Shire staff worked extremely hard to make the day a success and they should be proud of their efforts”.
More pictures will be available from the Shire's September newsletter.