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  • St Andrew’s Cathedral Reformation 500 Exhibition

    *FULL SPEECH* I pay my respects to the Gadigal of the Eora Nation on whose land we gather, their Elders, past and present, and their immense spiritual traditions. It is an honour to be asked to open this important exhibition marking the...

  • 2017 NAIDOC Week Message

    On behalf of the people of New South Wales, I wish everyone a vibrant and successful NAIDOC Week celebration, as we come together to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, heritage and achievements. This year’s theme - Our...

  • Flag Raising Ceremony

    *FULL SPEECH* Welcome, everyone, and thank you for joining us in this ceremony today. Linda and I pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, to Elders, past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of...

  • Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Garden Reception

    *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. Over the course of the past...

  • Message - 91st Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen

    91st BIRTHDAY OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN FRIDAY, 21 APRIL 2017 Your Majesty, On behalf of the people of New South Wales, I convey my congratulations on the celebration of your birthday. As is our custom, New South Wales will formally mark the occasion...

  • Merchant Navy Memorial Fund Annual Commemorative Service

    *FULL SPEECH* Thank you for your welcome. Firstly, I would like to acknowledge this land’s traditional owners and custodians, and the Indigenous servicemen and women who have served in every conflict in which our nation has been involved. I pay my respects to...

  • 75th Anniversary of Fall of Singapore Commemorative Service

    *FULL SPEECH* As Patron of the 8th Australian Division Association, I am honoured to address you at today’s final Fall of Singapore service here at the Cenotaph. We gather today on the lands of the Gadigal people - to whom we...

  • Soldier On K9 Support Program National Launch

    *FULL SPEECH* I welcome everyone here to Government House which stands on the land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. I acknowledge the Gadigal People as our traditional custodians and I pay my respects to their Elders, past and...

  • WugulOra Indigenous Ceremony

    *FULL SPEECH* It is an honour to address you at our 2017 WugulOra Ceremony this morning, a ceremony we are holding in the 50th Anniversary year of the 1967 Referendum. I acknowledge that we stand on Gadigal land and I pay my...

  • Message - Australia Day

    On this Australia Day 2017, we mark the 50th anniversary year of the 1967 Referendum which was a pivotal event in the life of our nation. The ‘Yes’ result was the most supported and successful Referendum decision in our history. As...

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