State Funeral Service - The Honourable Dr John Herron AO

State Funeral Service - The Honourable Dr John Herron AO

PM&C
Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Image of Dr John Herron - Text reads 'The Honourable Dr John Herron AO' 1932 - 2019

A State Funeral for the Honourable Dr John Herron AO will take place at 10.00 am on Friday 1 March 2019 at The Cathedral of St Stephen, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD.

Dr Herron was the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 1996 to 2001 and from 2002 to 2006 was the Australian Ambassador to Ireland and the Holy See in Rome. Dr Herron was a Senator for Queensland from 1990 to 2002. 

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 for distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, to international relations through diplomatic and humanitarian roles, to professional medical associations, and to the community.

Family, friends, representatives of organisations and members of the public are welcome to attend the State Funeral.  Members of the public will be shown to seating in order of arrival until the venue reaches capacity.

Doors will open at 9.00 am.  Attendees are kindly requested to be seated by 9.30 am.  Ushers will be on hand to assist with seating.

Enquiries can be directed to the Protocol Officer, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra on (02) 6271 6033 during business hours or email statefuneral@pmc.gov.au  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foundation of Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.