Un grand merci à Zoe Marcham, Consule honoraire de France à Darwin
Le Consulat général de France à Sydney remercie chaleureusement Mme Zoe Marcham, Consule honoraire de France à Darwin depuis 2002 qui quitte ses fonctions le 4 mars 2021, après près de 20 ans au service de la France et de nos compatriotes dans le Territoire du Nord.
Mme Zoe Marcham a été faite Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite en août 2020
Today March 4 2021 , we are bidding farewell to Mrs Zoe Marcham , Honorary Consul of France in Darwin since 2002 as she is stepping down from her role
It has been a privilege to have her as the representative of France over so many years. We value very much the incredible work she has been doing for France in the Northern territory and we sincerely wish she could have stayed in the role longer, but unfortunately the rules set by the French ministry of Foreign Affairs doesn’t allow us to extend the mandate of Honorary consuls beyond their 70th birthday.
Mrs Zoe Marcham has been a well respected and efficient representative of France in Darwin, where she has provided help and advice to French tourists visiting the Norther territory and service to the French community. She was extremely resourceful in handling quietly some sensitive consular cases and she has always acted in excellent cooperation with local authorities. She has also been instrumental in helping the French Embassy to organize the calls in Darwin of various French navy ships over the past 20 years.
She will undoubtedly remain a close friend of France in Darwin and we hope that she will keep engaging with the French community.
In recognition of her admirable service, she was awarded the Ordre national du Mérite by the President of the Republic of France last year. The honour was bestowed upon Mrs Marcham by H.E Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France in Canberra during a ceremony hosted by the Adminisrator at Government House in August 2020.
We already have selected a new Honorary Consul, but we have to wait a confirmation by the Australian Department for Foreign affairs and Trade before making the official announcement .
We will keep you informed in due course.
Thank you so much Zoe !
Happy Birthday and all our best wishes for the years to come !