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  • Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Day Address

    For the Gadigal, Hyde Park where we now gather has significance as ‘a ritual ground, a crossroads for traditional walking trails, and an important site for Aboriginal ceremony, gathering and camping.’ I thank Mr Harry Allie BEM, most sincerely, for...

  • 2019 Sydney Festival Launch

    As Festival Patron, I am delighted to convey my respect to the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we gather, the Gadigal of the Eora Nation and their Elders, past, present and emerging. In my capacity as Governor...

  • Reception for the Invictus Games Foundation

    On behalf of everyone here, thank you Uncle Chicka for your welcome to Gadigal land. We are proud to stand with you on this great occasion. And I pay my respects to you and your fellow Elders, past and present. In...

  • Opening of the ANZAC Memorial Centenary Extension

    For the Gadigal, Hyde Park South where we now gather has significance as ‘a ritual ground, a crossroads for traditional walking trails, and an important site for Aboriginal ceremony, gathering and camping.’ I thank Uncle Roy most sincerely for welcoming...

  • Message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Regarding the Drought

    Having been in New South Wales briefly in April, near Wagga Wagga, my wife and I have been utterly dismayed to hear of the horrific drought devastating your State. I can well imagine the appalling difficulties being faced by so...

  • NAIDOC Week Message 8-15 July 2018

    The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week – Because of Her, We Can! – celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, culture and achievements. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play an important role in our community as leaders, advocates, protectors...

  • Vale The Honourable Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC

    His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Linda Hurley have received, with great sadness, the news of the death of The Honourable Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC. The Honourable...

  • Pathfinders' Pumpkin Run

    Good afternoon everyone, I am so pleased to see you again at the conclusion of the 2018 Pathfinders’ Pumpkin Run. And I am delighted to have the opportunity to, once again, thank you for your work to assist vulnerable people, who...

  • Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Garden Reception and Ceremonial Parade

    FULL SPEECH Thank you, Uncle Chicka, for your warm Welcome to Country. I also pay my respects to the Gadigal Elders, past and present, and all representatives of our traditional custodians of this country here present. I, too, welcome everyone on this...

  • Nominate New South Wales Women Today!

    Medals2 At the conclusion of the seven Investiture Ceremonies to recognise and congratulate extraordinary women and men of New South Wales, His Excellency has identified the need for more women to be nominated for the twice-yearly Order of Australia Honours...

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