Friday, May 24, 2013

A Big Week in The Port

This has been a significant week in Port Augusta. Mayor Joy Baluch AM died at the age of 80 after 30 years in office as mayor. This also coincided with the naming of the bridge in her honour.

I was honoured to be asked to take photos of the funeral and create a banner depicting Joy and her bridge for the Port Augusta City Council.

Surprise surprise in one of the driest parts of Australia it rained all day on Tuesday 22nd May.

Mayors from around the state led the procession and council workers formed a guard of honour.

Over 2000 people attended the service in Gladstone Square and members of both State and Federal Parliament were represented.

The most moving moment for me was standing alone on the newly named bridge as the hearse paused for a minute before moving on to the West Side cemetery. The chance to say one last goodbye.

More images can be seen at the Port Augusta City Council FaceBook page.