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  • St Andrew's College: 20 Years of Undergraduate Women Celebration

    Saturday, 26 March 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa, Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura In greeting you in the ‘Sydney language’ of the Eora Nation, I pay my respects to the Gadigal, the traditional owners of this land, and Elders, past, present and emerging. In 1896, Melbourne Punch published...

  • Australasian Housing Institute: International Women's Day Webinar

    Thursday, 24 March 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura Greetings from Gadigal Country. In greeting you in the 'Sydney language' of the Eora Nation, I pay my respects to the Elders, past, present and future of this land and to Elders of the land...

  • Morning Tea for the Centenary of the Country Women's Association of NSW

    Wednesday, 23 March 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura Welcome 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 extend that respect to...

  • Reception for the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute

    Monday, 14 March 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa diyn babana gamarada Gadigal ngura. I welcome you in the language of the Gadigal, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Government House stands and pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. As Joint Patrons of...

  • The Royal Society of New South Wales Bicentenary Garden Party

    Saturday, 12 March 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura In the ‘Sydney language’ of the people of the Eora Nation, I welcome you to Government House. In paying my respects to Elders, past, present and emerging of the Gadigal and of the Indigenous nations...

  • Opening and Blessing of the Mater Hospital’s Kay Van Norton Centre for Wellbeing

    Monday, 7 March 2022

    Thank you, Brendan, for the Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country. I pay my respects to the Cammeraygal of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we gather, and to Elders, past, present and emerging. At this...

  • Message Regarding the Floods

    Wednesday, 2 March 2022

    Our hearts go out to those across our State impacted by the floods of recent days. Dennis and I send our condolences to the families and friends of those whose lives have tragically been lost. The devastation of livelihoods, property...

  • National Council of Women NSW: 125th Birthday Luncheon

    Thursday, 24 February 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal of the Eora Nation and pay my respects to their Elders, past present and emerging. One cannot refer to the history of...

  • Royal Agricultural Society of NSW: Launch of Bicentenary and ‘Sydney Royal’

    Tuesday, 22 February 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura Welcome to Government House Sydney which stands on Gadigal land. I pay my respect to Elders, past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations’ peoples across their traditional lands here in New South Wales. This...

  • Sculpture at Sawmillers Exhibition

    Saturday, 19 February 2022

    Thank you, Philip. I, too, acknowledge that we are standing on the land and looking over the waters of the Cammeraygal and pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. Mayor, Elsa and members of the Exhibition Committee, artists,...

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