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Transcript 6027

WEEKEND OF NATIONAL PRAYER AND MOURNING

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 18/02/1983

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 6027

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PRIME MINISTER
FOR MEDIA FRIDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 1983
WEEKEND OF NATIONAL PRAYER AND MOURNING
The tragic loss of life and destruction of homes and
possessions caused by the bush fires in South Australia and
Victoria is one of the greatest disabtuzt in our history.
I know all Australians extend their deepest sympathy to the
relatives and friends of those who lost their lives and to
those who have lost their livelihoods.
I know all Australians will also join me in expressing their
gratitude to the thousands of firefighters who are fighting
the fires with determination and bravery and without whom
the devastation would have been very much worse. The work
of voluntary workers in providing relief from immediate
hardship has also been wonderful and deserves our greatest
thanks.
B Qbu uC Lhiz Lra-yedy I call on all roligious loadarr to
declare this weekend a time uE iaLional prayer and mourning
for those who have suffered as a consequence of the fires.
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