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The Queen's message to the Governors and people of New South Wales and Queensland

Published 17 October 2019

Prince Philip and I have been deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life and property caused by bushfires affecting communities and businesses across northern New South Wales and South East Queensland. 

I am heartened that once again the richness of spirit that defines Australians has drawn people together to support those in need. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.

Elizabeth R

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A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family, and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity.