My 13yr old grandson, Caleb, and I would very much like to thank you for all the trouble you took in arranging a private tour through Parliament House, Canberra on 13th April 2015.
We had both seen the Provisional Parliament before attending our appointment at 3pm and it was a delight to be able to see and compare both.
Renate was our guide and I would like to congratulate her on her attendance to both of us, speaking directly to Caleb and asking him questions. He was very pleased to be included in the conversations and I’m sure he now has a better grasp of how the House of Representatives and the Senate work in governing our great Country. To quote him… ‘I felt very honoured to have gone on a private tour. The tour guide was very friendly and told us lots of facts about the Parliament and Canberra, thank you for arranging it.’ We noted where you sat in the Senate!
The whole trip to Canberra was a wonderful bonding time for us especially having visited and placed a poppy at the Australian War Memorial for my Great, and Caleb’s 3xGreats’ Uncle, 335 Pte Henry James Vivian PRIESTLEY, 11th Battalion 1st A.I.F. WWI who died at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915, aged 27yrs. Experiencing the 5pm ‘Last Post’ ceremony at the War Memorial will be memories that only we can share and will last life-long.
Thank you again for suggesting a trip to Parliament House Canberra and for arranging same.
Mrs Libby Perkins and Caleb Durant