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  • 3rd Advancing Community Cohesion Conference: The Way Forward

    I commence by paying my respect to the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet, their Elders, past, present and emerging. Thank you for the invitation to address you at this 3rd Advancing Australian Community Cohesion Conference, here...

  • 72nd Independence Day Celebration of Sri Lanka

    I thank Consul-General Mr Bandara for his invitation to join the Sri Lankan community in its 72nd Independence Day Anniversary, celebrated here on Gadigal land - a land with a 65,000 history of a continuous living civilization - a land...

  • Salute to Australia

    As Governor of New South Wales and Patron of the NSW Australia Day Council, I am honoured to receive this ‘Salute to Australia’ for Australia Day 2020 on behalf of the people of New South Wales. I pay my respects to...

  • WugulOra Ceremony

    I am honoured to be here this morning. Yvonne, thank you for your Welcome to Country. I continue to be humbled by the generosity of spirit demonstrated each time such kindness is extended, as we gather on Aboriginal land. I also thank...

  • Australia Day Luncheon

    Thank you, Yvonne, for your warm Welcome. I too pay my respects to the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, and to Elders, past, present and emerging of all the Aboriginal Nations of New South Wales. As Patron of the Australia...

  • Sydney Festival Reception

    Welcome to Government House. Welcome to Gadigal Land. Welcome to Sydney Festival 2020. Welcome to the first of our receptions here at Government House this year. And Welcome to each and every one of you: artists and performers, local and...

  • Message - NSW Bushfires

    It is difficult to express the deep concern, worry and sadness we all have for the tragic loss of lives, livelihoods, businesses and, in some cases, whole communities, caused by the bushfires that have been affecting our state for months...

  • New Year Message

    As we see out 2019 and begin the first year of the new decade, we wish you all the very best for the New Year. It has been an honour to serve as your Governor over the past eight months and...

  • The Governor's 2019 Christmas Message

    As we lead into Christmas, Dennis and I wish you every joy and happiness as you celebrate this festive season. This has been a difficult year for the people of New South Wales with the dual impacts of bushfire and drought....

  • Christmas Reception

    Thank you, Uncle Allen, for your warm Welcome to Country. I pay my respects to the traditional owners of this land upon which Government House is situated, the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, and their Elders, past and present. New...

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