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Jenny Morrison and Mary Bainimarama Visit CWM and Fiji Museum

  While her husband and his Fijian counterpart discussed affairs of state, Jenny Morrison had engagements of her own in Suva yesterday. The wife of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
18 Jan 2019 10:35
Jenny Morrison and Mary Bainimarama Visit CWM and Fiji Museum
From left: Mary Bainimarama, Fiji Museum assistant (tours) Susan Masi and Jenny Morrison at the Fiji Museum in Suva on January 17, 2019. Photo: Fonua Talei

 

While her husband and his Fijian counterpart discussed affairs of state, Jenny Morrison had engagements of her own in Suva yesterday.

The wife of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Fiji Museum and the Colonial War Memorial Hospital Children’s Ward.

She was accompanied by the wife of Prime Minister, Mary Bainimarama, and wife of the High Commissioner of Australia, Alison Feakes.

During her visit to the museum, Mrs Morrison was given a tour of the galleries and collections storage and shown craft-work on display at the museum veranda.

Director Fiji Museum Sipiriano Nemani said hosting Mrs Morrison was an honour for him and his staff.

“We really enjoyed her visit and it was an honour for us to prepare and engage the museum in this regard,” Mr Nemani said.

“In terms of Australia assisting the museum we have a long-term relationship with Australian institutions.

“We have this ongoing relationship with Australia that we wish to continue and hopefully in this visit she will be able to relate to the Prime Minister some of our needs and things that she has seen at the museum which needs improvement that she can recommend for perhaps assistance from the Australian Government.”

From left: Selai Buasala with Jenny Morrison at the Fiji Museum in Suva on January 17, 2019.  Photo: Fonua Talei

From left: Selai Buasala with Jenny Morrison at the Fiji Museum in Suva on January 17, 2019. Photo: Fonua Talei

Mrs Morrison, who is a registered nurse, met children admitted at the hospital and spoke with parents.

She said she was honoured and privileged to visit the hospital and thanked the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, and his staff for accommodating her visit despite the hospital’s busy schedule.

And as a gesture of appreciation Mrs Morrison donated some items to the hospital.

The official visit culminates this afternoon with a visit to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Training Camp at the Blackrock before they leave for Nadi International Airport.

Mr Morrison and his wife return to Australia today, departing Nadi at 3.40pm.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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