Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen

Published Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 at 06:01 PM

Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

On behalf of all Queenslanders, I want to express my sorrow and send my condolences to the family of Lady Florence “Flo” Bjelke-Petersen, upon reports of her death at 97 years.

Lady Flo, as she is fondly known, was the wife of Queensland’s longest serving Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen and brought her passions for cooking - those famous pumpkin scones - family and faith to the fore during Sir Joh’s 19-year service as Premier and 40-year service as a Member of Parliament.

They were a loving couple and a formidable political pairing.

Lady Flo represented Queensland in her own right serving as Senator from 1981 to 1993, and supporting many local and State-wide causes.