The Governor Visits Girringun
The Governor of Queensland Her Excellency Penelope Wensley met the Bagu on the Foreshore artists Charlotte Beeron and Eileen Tep in February in Cardwell. She was very impressed by the large works and promised to let everyone know about the great artworks which originate in the Girringun region as she travels around the world. Girramay Elder Claude Beeron welcomed the Governor on country. Together with the CCRC Mayor Bill Shannon, Ms Wensley later visited the Girringun offices and was introduced to all available staff and shown around the premises. Claude presented Ms Wensley with a small Bagu with Jiman made by Charlotte Beeron and she promised to compare notes with Prince William who was presented with a Bagu with Jiman after Cyclone Yasi.
Bagu on foreshore, Cardwell: Eileen Tep, Charlotte Beeron, Her Excellency Governor of Queensland Penelope Wensley & Girrimay Elder Claude Beeron.