Mayor’s Speeches

Resources from Mayor’s Public Speaking Engagements

Red Earth Arts Precinct Grand Opening

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Firstly, I would like to thank Nana Pansy Hicks for her Welcome to Country and also acknowledge the Ngarluma people on whose traditional lands we are gathered here this evening,…

Whim Creek Memorial Service

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Acknowledgments: Pilbara Regiment Lockyer family It is a privilege to be here this morning, honouring our Indigenous Australian Soldiers who have served in conflict, and in particular, the Lockyer brothers…

ANZAC Day 2018

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Acknowledgments: Traditional landowners Any VIPs present in audience RSL Pilbara Regiment and past and present service personnel We meet here at this early, pre-dawn hour every year, to honour the…

150th Anniversary of the Flying Foam Massacre

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Ladies and Gentlemen, We stand here today on Murujuga – the land of the Yaburara people – in memory of one of the great tragedies of British settlement in our…

Remembrance Day 2017

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Today we gather with the rest of the world to honour all those who have served and continue to serve our country in war.  We stand together, united, to pay…

Rio Tinto Iron Ore Partnership Celebration Event 2017 – 17 October 2017

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Mayor’s speech notes: Good evening everyone and thank you for joining us here tonight as we celebrate the incredible outcomes we have achieved together over the last five years and…

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT (GLOWLIGHT) 2016

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It is amazing to think, that we are all gathered here this evening, to celebrate the birthday of a boy who was born 2000 years ago.  There is no-one else…

CAROLS AT THE PICTURE GARDENS – Wickham 2015

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Good evening friends and welcome to carols at the picture gardens 2015 We are here because two thousand years ago, a child was born who changed the world. His name…

ANZAC Day Speech 2017

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Acknowledgments: Traditional landowners Any VIPs present in audience RSL Pilbara Regiment and past and present service personnel We stand here this morning as the sun begins its rise on the…

Karratha – A Short Economic History

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City of Karratha – A Quick overview The City of Karratha – previously the Shire of Roebourne – is 1550 km by road north of Perth and consists of 5…

Governor of Western Australia Civic Reception – August 2016

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Speech by Mayor Peter Long Your Excellency, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you here to the City of Karratha for your Pilbara Tour. It is a privilege and…

ANZAC Day Speech

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Acknowledgments: Traditional landowners Any VIPs present in audience RSL Pilbara Regiment and past and present service personnel War is something few of us here have experienced, a burden that those…