Published 1 August 2013

Her Excellency the Governor of New South Wales, Office of the Govemor of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

I would like to convey my heartfelt sympathy to all those who have been affected by the devastating bushfires across New South Wales.

My thoughts are with the many people who have lost their homes or livelihoods in the fires, and I have great admiration for the fire fighters,
volunteers and emergency services officers who are working tirelessly to contain the situation.

ELIZABETH R.