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In the morning, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, accompanied by Mrs Linda Hurley, unveiled Benches of Remembrance in the gardens of the Kearsley Community Hall. Afterwards, they joined guests for morning tea.

In the afternoon, the Governor, as Patron of Croquet NSW Inc, and Mrs Hurley observed the Croquet Australia Women’s Singles Finals at the Maitland Croquet Club. In a luncheon following the match His Excellency presented an Honorary Membership Award. For further information visit: www.croquet-nsw.org

Later in the afternoon, the Vice Regal couple visited Fort Scratchley, touring the Fort Scratchley Museum, meeting volunteers and firing the fort’s Mark VII Gun.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Hurley attended the Croquet Australia Civic Reception for Interstate Shield teams, at the Newcastle City Hall.

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