Mayor Congratulates Queensland Great Father Mick Lowcock

Father Mick Lowcock
Father Mick Lowcock. Photo courtesy of ABC

Published: 6th June 2020

Mayor Danielle Slade has extended her warmest congratulations to Mount Isa priest Father Mick Lowcock, who was today honoured as a Queensland Great as part of 2020 Queensland Day celebrations.

“Father Mick joins a very esteemed and varied list of Queensland Greats, the likes of which include former Governor-General the Honourable Quentin Bryce, bush clothing manufacturer R. M. Williams, rugby league legends Mal Meninga and Wally Lewis, and cricketing great Allan Border,” Cr Slade said.

“Father Mick has tirelessly served the Mount Isa and North West region with utmost care, grace and compassion for almost three decades and is beloved by many.

“His work, both in local communities and for charity, is nothing short of extraordinary.

“He regularly travels widely to deliver pastoral care and services to those in remote communities. He is a Police Chaplain, steadfastly champions for the most disadvantaged in the community, and can always be counted on to provide heartfelt, sincere and reassuring counsel and advice whenever it’s needed.

“It is fitting that Father Mick has been named a Queensland Great and I cannot thank him enough for everything that he has done for so many people over the years.”

Of the 100 or so Queensland Greats honoured since the awards began almost 20 years ago, Mount Isa can now count four of their own amongst them, which Cr Slade said should instil a great deal of pride in all of us.

Golfing legend Greg Norman was honoured in 2006, renowned Indigenous actress Deborah Mailman in 2012, and pioneering equality and bush advocate Pat Fennell in 2015.