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  • WugulOra Ceremony

    Tuesday, 26 January 2021

    "Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura"[1][#_ftn1] I, too, pay my respects to Elders of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, and all Indigenous Nations of New South Wales as we gather on the Headland at Barangaroo, for WugulOra - the first ceremony of the day,...

  • Salute to Australia

    Tuesday, 26 January 2021

    Bujari Gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura ‘G’day’ in the language of the Gadigal people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Government House stands. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and to all Indigenous...

  • Message for the Festive Season

    Tuesday, 15 December 2020

    As this year draws to a close, I am sure we are all keen to leave behind the year that was 2020. It has been an extraordinary year. Thankfully, there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Our suppression...

  • 2020 Social Cohesion and Inclusion National Conference

    Monday, 16 November 2020

    I pay my respects to First Nations peoples located in their various nations around Australia and to their Elders who are the leaders and the knowledge holders of - and in - their communities, and I thank them for their...

  • Symposium - Towards a Sustainable Ocean Economy

    Tuesday, 10 November 2020

    Thank you, Ambassador Larsen. Bujari Gamarruwa Good morning in the language of the Gadigal. This week is NAIDOC week, in which all Australians are invited to engage with and embrace the history of our country. This year’s NAIDOC theme is Always Was, Always...

  • 2021 NSW Australian of the Year Finalists' Reception

    Monday, 9 November 2020

    Bujari gamarruwa Mudgingal Babana Gamarada Gadigal. I pay my respects to our traditional owners, Gadigal Elders, past, present and emerging, in the language of the First Nations people of this land, on which we gather. Last year, on the 60th anniversary of the NSW celebration...

  • 2020 Royal Society of NSW and Four Academies Forum: ‘After COVID-19: Creating the Best of Times from the Worst of Times’

    Thursday, 5 November 2020

    'Bujari gamarruwa Mudgingal Babana Gamarada Gadigal.'[#_ftn1] As Patron, I welcome all members of the Royal Society and the four learned Academies as you examine ‘After COVID 19: Creating the best of times from the worst of times’, as this 2020 Forum is titled. I...

  • United Nations Day 75th Anniversary Commemorative Wreath Laying Ceremony

    Friday, 23 October 2020

    I also pay my respects to our traditional owners, Gadigal Elders, past, present and emerging. It is a great honour to join you, as Patron of the United Nations Association of Australia in NSW, as we celebrate the work of the...

  • Official opening of The University of Wollongong’s Social Sciences and the Arts Building and Dedication to Chancellor Jillian Broadbent AC

    Wednesday, 23 September 2020

    Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Distinguished Guests, I pay my respects to the traditional owners of the lands on which we meet, and acknowledge their spiritual, social, cultural and economic connection to their lands and waters and the unique and lasting contribution they...

  • Message to NSW Year 12 Students

    Thursday, 3 September 2020

    The Governor has sent the following letters to NSW Year 12 students through their school Principals. There are three formats of the letter: one for HSC students, one for RoSA students and a third for IB students. There is a...

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