The 2nd October 2015 marks the first anniversary of my appointment as Governor of New South Wales and I would like to thank the people of our State for their encouragement and support since Linda and I embarked on this journey.
It has been a period defined, overwhelmingly, by a great deal of joy and satisfaction as we have engaged with the people, the community groups and the organisations that weave the colourful and rich fabric of this great State.
I have found it immensely rewarding to travel around our regions and in our cities to discover the many wonderful initiatives, programs and endeavours conducted by so many dedicated people. Many of these people give their time, energy and resources voluntarily to promote the interests and advance the well-being of the community, without claim to recognition. These characteristics, I have learned, are most deeply expressed during times of adversity and hardship.
I warmly congratulate you all on your service to our State of New South Wales.
Linda and I look forward to continuing to assist and support you as, together, we promote inclusiveness, diversity, active citizenship and the excellence of the people and the organisations of New South Wales.
In the morning, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, delivered an address to officially open the 2015 Australian Powerchair Football National Championships, at Kevin Betts Stadium, Mount Druitt.