The City of Playford holds a condolence book for those wishing to express their sympathy and honour the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The book is available now at the Playford Civic Centre, Council Chambers and will be sent to Buckingham Palace in coming weeks.
Sarah from Two Wells, who has been captivated by the Queen since a young age, was one of the first to sign the book.
“At a young age I grew a fascination with the Queen,” Sarah said. “My Nan had a book of her and because my Nan was from England I thought, as a kid, maybe my Nan is related to the Queen.
“And I have always thought she is amazing, and she was Queen for so long and I just have so much admiration for her.”
Sarah said was in shock and needed to pay her respects.
“I just had to sign it [the condolence book] and although it shouldn’t come as a surprise, I am still in shock, and I just don’t know how to describe it… she has been the Queen my whole life,” she said.
May Dunlop, who is originally from Scotland said she feels sad for the family.
“She was a wonderful lady and I admired her so much. She loved people and she loved her family. I feel very sad today and I feel sad for the family,” said Ms Dunlop.
Phill Waldegrave, who was the first resident to sign the condolence book said he remembers the Queen coming to Elizabeth.
“I remember her coming here. She was a young lass. I remember her in the army and driving her trucks around. She was a very good Queen, a good leader and true to her word,” he said.
The condolence book is available for signing at the Playford Civic Centre - Council Chamber on:
• Weekdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm
• Saturday between 10.00am – 2.00pm
• Sunday between 1.00 – 4.00pm
We anticipate sending the book to the Royal family following Australia’s National Day of Mourning on Thursday 22 September.