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  • Ceremony for the Appointment of Commissioner Karen Webb APM

    Tuesday, 1 February 2022

    Thank you, Aunty Donna (Morgan), for your beautiful Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country. [1][#_ftn1] In the language of the Gadigal, the land on which Government House stands: ‘Bujari Gamurruwa’. ‘Hello’, to each and every one of you. Thank you, Mr Jones, [2]...

  • Launch of Gender and Learning in Rwanda

    Monday, 31 January 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura In the language of the Gadigal people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather, I pay my respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Most of us in the room today will remember...

  • WugulOra Morning Ceremony

    Wednesday, 26 January 2022

    Bujari Gamarruwa Diyn Babana, Gamarada Gadigal Ngura Thank you, Yvonne, for your Welcome to Country. I acknowledge Traditional Owners and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the First Nations of our State. Premier, Ministers, to all here this morning...

  • Salute to Australia and Citizenship Ceremony

    Wednesday, 26 January 2022

    Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana, Gamarada Gadigal Ngura In the language of the Gadigal people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather, I pay my respects to you, Yvonne, for your Welcome to Country and to Gadigal Elders, past, present...

  • NSW Police Attestation Parade of Class 350

    Friday, 3 December 2021

    I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land and pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here this morning. Premier, Ministers, Mr Mark Taylor,[1][#_ftn1] Mrs Wendy...

  • Unveiling of the Foundation Stone Plaque to mark the 160th Anniversary of the City of Parramatta

    Saturday, 27 November 2021

    Today’s ceremony, marking the 160th anniversary of the proclamation of the Municipality of Parramatta, is about connection: connection to country, connection to history, connection to community, connection with each other. Archaeological records show that this was a place of visitation by...

  • Inaugural Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize

    Monday, 28 June 2021

    Thank you Michael, Professor Ewing and Margaret. Dennis and I are honoured, as joint Patrons of WestWords, to participate in this prize giving ceremony and book launch, that is a celebration of the creativity and diversity of Western Sydney. In the foreword...

  • Women of Achievement Luncheon - Black & White Committee

    Tuesday, 22 June 2021

    Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura.[1][#_ftn1] Gathered here on Gadigal land, I pay my respects to Elders, past, present and emerging - and First Nations’ people here present. Thank you for the invitation to open this 35th Women of Achievement luncheon...

  • 2021 NSW Humanitarian Awards

    Monday, 21 June 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 extend that respect to...

  • Polish National Day - 230th Anniversary of the 3rd of May Constitution Day

    Wednesday, 5 May 2021

    Dobry wieczor: Good evening Bujari gamarruwa Diyn Babana Gamarada Gadigal Ngura. I pay my respects to the Gadigal of the Eora Nation in the ‘Sydney language’ and acknowledge Elders, past, present and emerging. Thank you Consul-General for this invitation to join you to...

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