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  • VIEW Club's 60th Anniversary

    Tuesday, 3 March 2020

    Bujari gamarruwa mudgingal babana gamarada Gadigal Good morning, men, women and friends. I am delighted to welcome you this morning in the language of the Gadigal. At Government House we acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional...

  • Unveiling of Governor Hurley Portrait

    Thursday, 20 February 2020

    Government House Sydney honours First Nations by fostering a shared sense of belonging for all Australians. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which this House stands and pay...

  • Opening Reception AmCham Academy Program 2020

    Tuesday, 11 February 2020

    Government House Sydney honours First Nations by fostering a shared sense of belonging for all Australians. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which this House stands, and pay...

  • 3rd Advancing Community Cohesion Conference: The Way Forward

    Monday, 10 February 2020

    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

    Tuesday, 4 February 2020

    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

    Sunday, 26 January 2020

    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

    Sunday, 26 January 2020

    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

    Friday, 17 January 2020

    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

    Monday, 13 January 2020

    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

    Tuesday, 7 January 2020

    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...

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