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In the morning, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, as Patron of The Royal Society of New South Wales, hosted a full day seminar, entitled ‘The Future of Work’. The Forum is a collaboration initiated by the Governor bringing together members of The Royal Society of NSW and the NSW-chapters of Australia’s four learned Academies, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

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Subsequently, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Linda Hurley, delivered an address and laid the first wreath at the Commemoration Service and Wreath laying ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. 

In the early afternoon, His Excellency was represented by Michael Miller RFD, Official Secretary to the Governor, at a reception at Parliament House in the presence of His Majesty King Tupou VI of Tonga and Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau‘u, marking the 40th Anniversary of the appointment of WS (Bill) Waterhouse as Hon Consul General for the Kingdom of Tonga.

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