Events

October 2014

  • 20 October 2014

    At Wamuran, the Governor-General, as guest of the President, Mr John Vayne, officially opened the Wamuran and District Men's Shed.
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  • 20 October 2014

    At the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed the 'Brisbane Hospital and the Great War' exhibition, before it was officially opened by the Governor-General.
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  • 18 October 2014

    At Clare, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 150th Clare Show, at which the Governor-General delivered the opening address and launched the "Clare Show, A Fine All Round Display" history book.
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  • 17 October 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for the 2014 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade graduates.
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  • 16 October 2014

    At the Royal Canberra Golf Club, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General planted a commemorative ‘Stone Pine’ tree.
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  • 15 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At ‘The Shed’, at Mount Druitt, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with Indigenous clients, volunteers and service providers, before visiting the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at the UWS Hawkesbury Campus for a briefing on the Jumna Wal program.
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  • 14 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At Anglicare Family Services, Sadleir, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended an afternoon tea at which the Governor-General launched Anglicare’s ‘State of the Family Report’ and later met with staff, volunteers and participants in Anglicare programs.
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  • 14 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At the Foodbank Distribution Centre at Wetherill Park, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove met with staff and volunteers, and viewed the facility.
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  • 14 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At the Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove assisted with the lunch service before joining clients, volunteers and staff for lunch.
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  • 14 October 2014

    At the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, the Governor-General, as Patron of Carers Australia, launched National Carers Week and, together with Lady Cosgrove, met carers, their families and clients, and staff.
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  • 13 October 2014

    At the Westin Hotel, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended Cancer Australia’s 2014 Pink Ribbon Breakfast, at which Lady Cosgrove was a guest speaker.
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  • 13 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At Bankstown Arts Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the launch of Project STAY (Sustaining Tenancies Around Youth) and met with participants, staff and supporters.
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  • 13 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At Holroyd High School, Greystanes, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Beacon Foundation, and Lady Cosgrove, met with students and staff participating in the Beacon program.
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  • 13 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At TAD Disability Services Headquarters, Northmead, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with staff, volunteers and clients.
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  • 13 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At St Vincent de Paul’s Matthew Talbot Hostel, Woolloomooloo, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with staff, clients and volunteers.
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  • 12 October 2014

    Anti-Poverty Week 2014 - At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove joined organisations helping to reduce poverty and hardship, and their clients, for the launch of Anti-Poverty Week, by the Governor-General.
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  • 5 October 2014

    At Government House, Yarralumla, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove welcomed visitors to the house and gardens during an Open House at the property.
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  • 4 October 2014

    At Gungahlin Oval, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 80th Australian Air League Review, at which the Governor-General inspected the parade and together with Lady Cosgrove presented Field and March Awards to Australian Air League cadets.
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  • 2 October 2014

    At the Wagga Wagga Showgrounds, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President of the Wagga Show Society Inc, Mr Brett Grant, visited the 150th Wagga Wagga Show, which was officially opened by the Governor-General.
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  • 2 October 2014

    At Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga campus, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Vann, visited the Faculty of Science and met with staff and students.
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  • 2 October 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a ceremony at which the Governor-General swore-in Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin APM OAM.
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September 2014

  • 29 September 2014

    At the National Police Memorial at King’s Park, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a National Police Remembrance Day service, as guests of Australian Federal Police Acting Commissioner Andrew Colvin APM OAM.
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  • 23 September 2014

    At Melbourne City Town Hall, the Governor-General, as Senior Patron of the Royal Humane Society of Australasia, presented The Clarke Medal, for the most outstanding act of bravery in 2012, to Victorian Police Officer, Sergeant Daniel Burgess.
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  • 23 September 2014

    At the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended The Ian Potter Foundation's 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
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  • 22 September 2014

    At Simpson Barracks, Melbourne, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation to members of the Force Communications Unit deployed as Australia's main contribution to the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), under Operation GEMINI between March 1992 and October 1993.
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  • 17 September 2014

    At the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 23rd International Association for Volunteer Effort, World Volunteer Conference Dinner.
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  • 17 September 2014

    On Australian Citizenship Day, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at Albert Hall, Yarralumla, at which the Governor-General, as Presiding Officer, welcomed some of Australia’s newest citizens.
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  • 14 September 2014

    At the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli, the Governor-General, as Commodore-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended the annual Sailing Season Opening Day, at which the Governor-General officially opened the season.
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  • 14 September 2014

    At Garden Island, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended a service to commemorate the loss of HMAS AE1, the first submarine to serve in the Royal Australian Navy, on 14 September 1914.
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  • 12 September 2014

    In recognition of the 175th Anniversary of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show Official Lunch at the Adelaide Showgrounds.
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  • 7 September 2014

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Chancellor of the Order of Australia, invested Dr José Ramos-Horta AC as an Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia.
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  • 4 September 2014

    At the National Film and Sound Archive in Acton, the Governor-General visited Australia’s national audiovisual collection and met with staff.
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  • 3 September 2014

    In Sydney, the Governor-General attended a farewell reception for Australia’s Invictus Games team.
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  • 1 September 2014

    At the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron, launched the Young Endeavour 2015 World Voyage and call for nominations through a national ballot.
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August 2014

  • 30 August 2014

    At Parramatta, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Lord Mayor, the Right Worshipful Councillor John Chedid, attended the Lancers Parade to commemorate the centenary of the raising of the 1st Light Horse.
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  • 30 August 2014

    At Woollahra Oval, Rose Bay, the Governor-General, as guest of the President, Mr Andrew Purchas, met with competitors and volunteers at the Bingham Cup.
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  • 29 August 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for Nguannawal Primary School students in recognition of National Wattle Day, at which the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove were presented with a basket of wattle.
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  • 28 August 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for Global Voices' 2014 youth delegates.
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  • 27 August 2014

    At the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General opened the exhibition ‘The Great War 1914-18: Sacrifice and Shadows’, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the commencement of World War I.
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  • 26 August 2014

    At Parliament House, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a First Voice Power of Speech event, held during Hearing Awareness Week, at which the Governor-General presented awards to 12 participants, aged six to 11.
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  • 21 August 2014

    The Governor-General, as Patron of Group Training Australia, met with participants in the 2014 “Today's Skills: Tomorrow's Leaders” program, at the Australian Institute of Sport.
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  • 20 August 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, at which the Governor-General, as Patron, presented the 2014 Churchill Fellowship Awards to ACT recipients.
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  • 18 August 2014

    At the School of Military Engineering, Moorebank, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief and in recognition of Vietnam Veterans Day, attended a service to commemorate Sappers lost in Vietnam.
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  • 17 August 2014

    At the Royal Hall of Industries Pavilion, Moore Park, NSW, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 2014 Variety National Bash Dinner.
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  • 17 August 2014

    In Cessnock, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which they officially opened the Cessnock Police Citizens Youth Club.
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  • 17 August 2014

    At the Singleton Showgrounds, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove attended a community event and exhibition in recognition of the centenary of the Australian Red Cross.
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  • 16 August 2014

    At Ronald McDonald House, Brisbane (Herston), the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, spent time with families, staff and volunteers.
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  • 15 August 2014

    At Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a parade to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Australian Army's Headquarters 1st Division and Deployable Joint Force Headquarters.
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  • 13 August 2014

    At the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a reception at which the Governor-General opened a new exhibition ‘Crisis 1914! The Call to Arms’.
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  • 12 August 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, hosted a reception at which the Governor-General, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Australian Red Cross, launched 'The Power of Humanity', a history of the Red Cross.
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  • 12 August 2014

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General welcomed United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, United States Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop and Australian Minister for Defence, David Johnston ahead of AUSMIN 2014.
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  • 7 August 2014

    At Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the National Memorial Service for Flight MH17.
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  • 5 August 2014

    At Balmoral, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended an audience with Her Majesty The Queen, at which the Governor-General was invested as a Knight in the Order of Australia.
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  • 4 August 2014

    At George Square, Glasgow, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a commemorative service and military parade in recognition of the centenary of the start of the World War One.
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  • 4 August 2014

    At Glasgow Cathedral, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a Commonwealth Commemorative Service in recognition of the centenary of the start of the World War One.
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  • 3 August 2014

    At the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with Australian athletes taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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  • 1 August 2014

    In Glasgow, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited the Police Scotland Incident Control Unit Headquarters and Multi Agency Control Centre to meet personnel involved in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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  • 1 August 2014

    In Glasgow, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, met with the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Perry Crosswhite AM and representatives of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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July 2014

  • 31 July 2014

    At Hyde Park Corner, London, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a commemorative ceremony and together with the Deputy High Commissioner of New Zealand, laid wreaths at the Australian War Memorial and New Zealand War Memorial.
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  • 29 July 2014

    At the Imperial War Museum, London, the Governor-General viewed the new ‘First World War Galleries’, in recognition of the centenary of the start of World War 1.
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  • 28 July 2014

    In Belgium, in recognition of the centenary of the start of World War I, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited Toronto Avenue cemetery, the Plugstreet 14-18 Experience First World War interpretation centre, and the In Flanders Field Museum.
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  • 27 July 2014

    At Menin Gate, Belgium, in recognition of the centenary of the start of World War I, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a Last Post ceremony, at which the Governor-General recited the Ode and, together with Lady Cosgrove, laid a wreath.
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  • 27 July 2014

    At Harelbeke, Polygon Wood cemetery and Tyne Cot cemetery, in Belgium, in recognition of the centenary of the start of World War I, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove laid commemorative crosses on the graves of Australian soldiers.
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  • 25 July 2014

    At Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol, the Netherlands, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, representing all Australians, laid a wreath at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the MH17 air disaster.
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  • 24 July 2014

    At The Hague in the Netherlands, the Governor-General met with His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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  • 23 July 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, representing all Australians, join dignitaries to officially receive the first caskets of the victims of the MH17 air disaster, at a repatriation ceremony at Eindhoven Air Force Base in the Netherlands.
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  • 22 July 2014

    At Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor-General joined the Prime Minister, other dignitaries and members of the public for a ceremony to mark the signing of a Condolence Book for the victims of Flight MH17.
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  • 10 July 2014

    As inaugural Patrons of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), and on the occasion of NAIDOC Week, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for AILC staff and alumni.
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  • 8 July 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove welcomed the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, and Mrs Abe.
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  • 7 July 2014

    At Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General administered the oath or affirmation of allegiance to new Senators.
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June 2014

  • 26 June 2014

    At Milsons Point, New South Wales, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Soldier On, Mr John Bale, officially opened the 'Soldier On' Michael Fussell Reintegration and Recovery Centre.
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  • 25 June 2014

    At the RG Casey Building, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron and guest of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Julie Bishop MP, attended a New Colombo Plan scholarship presentation dinner.
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  • 25 June 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General hosted a lunch reception for Heads of Mission of the Canberra Diplomatic Corps.
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  • 23 June 2014

    At Emma Gorge, El Questro Wilderness Park, in the Kimberley region, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the General Manager, Ms Lori Litwack, attended a breakfast and met with staff and visitors.
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  • 22 June 2014

    At the Western Australia Department of Agriculture and Food Research Station, Kununurra, as guests of the Manager, Mr Mark Warmington, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed crop research advancing agricultural and food industries within the state.
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  • 22 June 2014

    At the Mount Romance Sandalwood factory, as guests of the Executive Director, TFS Corporation, Mr Frank Wilson, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed Australian sandalwood products produced in Kununurra.
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  • 22 June 2014

    At the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited the Ord Stage 2 development, as guests of the CEO and the General Manager, Kimberley Agriculture Investment, Mr Yin and Mr Jim Engelke, respectively.
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  • 22 June 2014

    At Celebrity Tree Park, Kununurra, as guests of the Shire President, Shire of Wyndham–East Kimberley, Councillor John Moulden, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a tree planting ceremony and community morning tea.
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  • 21 June 2014

    At Artopia Gallery, Kununurra, as guests of the owners, Ms Rebecca Bugg and Ms Cally Bugg, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed artworks by local Kimberley artists.
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  • 21 June 2014

    At the Kununurra depot of the Australian Army’s North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE), the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with Kimberley Squadron members, as guests of the Officer Commanding, Kimberley Squadron, Major Matt Rose.
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  • 21 June 2014

    At Nitmiluk Oval, Katherine, as guests of the Regional Manager AFL-NT, Mr Denis Coburn, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the Beswick Bears v Tindal Magpies match.
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  • 21 June 2014

    At the Kalano Flexible Aged Care Centre, Katherine, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Australian Red Cross, and Lady Cosgrove visited residents and staff, in recognition of the centenary of the Australian Red Cross.
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  • 21 June 2014

    As guests of the traditional owners, the Jawoyn people, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre, Katherine, as guests of the Mayor, Alderman Fay Miller, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a community reception.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At Flinders Street Medical School, Katherine, as guests of the Manager, Flinders Northern Territory Medical Program, Ms Monica Barolits-McCabe, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with medical and social work students and teaching staff.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At Top Didj Cultural Experience, Katherine, as guests of Jawoyn elder and resident Aboriginal artist, Mr Manuel Pamkal, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove experienced cultural activities including fire lighting and spear throwing, and viewed Indigenous paintings.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At Katherine High School, as guests of Mr Gerard Neesham OAM, CEO, Clontarf Foundation, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove met with students and teachers, and viewed Clontarf Foundation programs.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At the Kalano Community Market Gardens, Katherine, as guests of the President, Kalano Community Association, Mr Ian Woods, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited one of three community market gardens, which employs 25 Katherine locals and supplies tomatoes and corn to the local supermarket.
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  • 20 June 2014

    At Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service, Katherine, as guests of the CEO, Dr Marion Scrymgour, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with directors and staff of the clinic.
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  • 19 June 2014

    At RAAF Base Tindal, Katherine, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited 75 Squadron, home of Australia's F/A-18 Hornet fighters, as guests of the Senior Australian Defence Force Officer, RAAF Base Tindal, and the Commanding Officer, 75 Squadron.
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  • 17 June 2014

    At Inaburra School, Bangor, the Governor-General, as Patron of Life Education Australia and guest of the Principal, Mr Tim Bowden, visited a Life Education mobile classroom and received a brief from the Chief Executive Officer of Life Education Australia, Mr David Ballhausen.
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  • 17 June 2014

    At the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, the Governor-General, as guest of the Executive Director of the Asia Education Foundation, Ms Kathe Kirby, addressed the delegates of the 2014 National Conference.
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  • 16 June 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove formally welcomed the President of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam and Mrs Mary Tan.
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  • 14 June 2014

    At Harnett House in Brunswick, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with participants in Melbourne City Mission's T.I.M.E Out Sibling Program for 8-13 year olds and adolescents who have a sibling with a disability.
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  • 14 June 2014

    At the Melbourne City Mission’s Stopover Youth Refuge in Fitzroy, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with young people in supported short-term crisis accommodation.
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  • 14 June 2014

    At the Melbourne City Mission’s Compass Clubhouse in Fitzroy, operated by and for adults who have experienced an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with members and staff.
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  • 12 June 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General was invested as Chief Scout, by Mr Reg Williams RFD, Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia.
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  • 11 June 2014

    At the Salvation Army Headquarters, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, and Lady Cosgrove met with Commissioners and staff.
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  • 11 June 2014

    At Kensington Public School, Sydney, the Governor-General visited the Confucius Classroom and met with teachers and students.
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  • 11 June 2014

    At Darling Park, Sydney, the Governor-General launched the call for nominations for the 2015 Australian of the Year Awards.
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  • 2 June 2014

    At Government House, South Australia, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a reception at which the Governor-General officially launched ‘The Digger’s Doctor’ by Mr Ashley Mallett.
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  • 2 June 2014

    At TPI House, Adelaide, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-servicemen and Women (TPI), visited the TPI South Australia branch, as guest of the branch President, Mr Tony Mogridge.
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  • 2 June 2014

    The Governor-General, as Patron of the Joanna Briggs Foundation, and Lady Cosgrove attend a lunch at the Joanna Briggs Institute and visit the School of Translational Health at the University of Adelaide.
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  • 2 June 2014

    In recognition of the 60th anniversary of Meals on Wheels, the Governor-General, as Patron of the Meals on Wheels Association, and Lady Cosgrove visited the first Meals on Wheels kitchen, at Port Adelaide, South Australia.
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  • 1 June 2014

    At the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended a wreathlaying ceremony to commemorate those who served in Bomber Command.
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May 2014

  • 30 May 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the 2014 National Indigenous Youth Parliament.
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  • 30 May 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received Ms Tara Liddy, National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2014 Indigenous Youth Governor-General.
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  • 27 May 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received Mr Alf Turner (Uncle Boydie), Mr Abe Schwarz and Ms Barbara Miller.
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  • 27 May 2014

    At the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services ACT, in Civic, Canberra, Lady Cosgrove, as Patron of the organisation, visited staff and clients.
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  • 22 May 2014

    At the Sydney Opera House, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman, Football Federation Australia, Frank Lowy AC, attended a farewell dinner for the Socceroos prior to their departure for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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  • 22 May 2014

    At Knox Grammar School, Sydney, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President of the Spirit of Australia Foundation, attended the General Sir John Monash Commemorative Service.
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  • 21 May 2014

    At St. Bede's Primary School, Red Hill, Canberra, Lady Cosgrove, as a guest of the Principal, Ms Cherie Kelly, participated in the National Simultaneous Storytime initiative.
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  • 15 May 2014

    At RAAF Base Richmond, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a parade at which the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, presented the Governor-General’s Banner to Air Movements Training and Development Unit.
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  • 13 May 2014

    At the Cairns Regional Council Civic Reception Rooms, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of the Cairns Regional Council, Councillor Bob Manning OAM and Mrs Claire Manning, attended a civic reception hosted in their honour.
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  • 13 May 2014

    At the Cairns Base Hospital, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chair, Mr Bob Norman and Chief Executive, Ms Julie Hartley-Jones, met with patients and staff and viewed the new rehabilitation ward.
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  • 13 May 2014

    At Apunipima Health Council, Cairns, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Office, Mr Cleveland Fagan, and Business Strategy Advisor, Ms Paula Arnol, received a brief on Indigenous health programs in Cape York.
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  • 13 May 2014

    In Yungaburra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President, Afghanistan Avenue of Honour Association, Mr Raymond Byrnes, and Founders, Mr Gordon Chuck and Mrs Susan Chuck, attended a commemoration ceremony and met with community representatives.
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  • 12 May 2014

    At Brothers Leagues Club, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President of the Innisfail Chamber of Commerce, Ms Rosalee Lankinen, and the Vice President, Mr Jake Roberts, attended a reception with local business representatives.
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  • 12 May 2014

    At the South Johnstone Sugar Mill, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the General Manager, Mr Phil Miskin, toured the mill and met with employees.
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  • 12 May 2014

    At the Innisfail Town Hall, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a community lunch in recognition of National Volunteers Week.
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  • 12 May 2014

    At Innisfail State College, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Ms Kate McDonald, met with students and staff.
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  • 12 May 2014

    In Townsville, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Townsville Regional Council, Councillor Jenny Hill, visited Jezzine Barracks and in recognition of National Volunteers Week, met with representatives of local volunteer organisations.
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  • 11 May 2014

    At Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Townsville, Councillor Jenny Hill, attended a Civic Reception.
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  • 11 May 2014

    At the Family Recovery Centre, Townsville, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman, Mates4Mates, Mr Peter Davies CBE, and the Managing Director, Mr Chris McHugh CSC, met with staff and guests.
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  • 9 May 2014

    At Albert Hall, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the Europe Day Opening Concert.
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April 2014

  • 30 April 2014

    At the Navy Heritage Centre, Fleet Base East, the Governor-General presented the Gloucester Cup to HMAS Huon in recognition of the Ship’s exceptional performance during 2013.
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  • 29 April 2014

    The Governor-General addressed Olympic and Paralympic coaches and performance leaders at the Campaign Rio Forum in Sydney.
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  • 24 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove host a Reception for young Australians in honour of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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  • 23 April 2014

    At the Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Manager, Mr Paul Christopher, met with local farmers during sale day.
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  • 22 April 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove received Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u of Tonga.
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  • 22 April 2014

    At the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Mr Russell Taylor, visited the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in recognition of the institute’s 50th anniversary.
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  • 16 April 2014

    TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince George of Cambridge were welcomed by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove to Admiralty House.
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  • 12 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove spent time with families, staff and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House in Randwick, NSW.
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  • 12 April 2014

    The Tribal Warrior mentoring program received a visit from the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, NSW.
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  • 9 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a reception at the Sydney Cricket Ground to welcome home the Australian women’s cricket team, the Southern Stars.
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  • 8 April 2014

    The Rats of Tobruk Association of Victoria hosted a morning tea for the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, at Tobruk House in Albert Park, Melbourne.
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  • 8 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met participants in the 20th Man Young Leadership Program, at Maribyrnong, Victoria.
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  • 7 April 2014

    The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visit the bushfire-affected property of Scott and Liz Pape, at Chintin, Victoria.
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  • 7 April 2014

    More than 200 volunteers and supporters of BlazeAid, and farmers affected by the February 2014 bushfires welcomed the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove during their first official community visit.
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March 2014

  • 28 March 2014

    At Parliament House, Canberra, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove, attended a ceremony at which General Cosgrove was sworn-in as the twenty-sixth Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
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  • 26 March 2014

    In Brisbane, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce were welcomed home by their children and grandchildren.
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  • 26 March 2014

    At Defence Establishment Fairbairn, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce, as guests of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP, and Mrs Margaret Abbott, attended a ceremony to mark their departure from Canberra before returning to Brisbane.
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  • 25 March 2014

    At Parliament House, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce attended a farewell reception hosted in their honour by the Prime Minister and Mrs Margaret Abbott.
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  • 25 March 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General received the Prime Minister, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP.
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  • 17 March 2014

    The Governor-General and Mr Bryce hosted a reception for Members of the House of Representatives, at which the Governor-General received the Address-in-Reply from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Bronwyn Bishop MP.
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  • 15 March 2014

    At the Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce, as guests of the Gallery Director, Ms Susi Muddiman; Mayor of the Tweed Shire Council, Councillor Barry Longland; and the Gallery’s Architect, Mr Bud Brannigan, attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General officially opened the Margaret Olley Art Centre and delivered the keynote address.
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  • 7 March 2014

    At Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool, the Governor-General hosted a reception in recognition of International Women’s Day 2014.
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  • 6 March 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General hosted a farewell reception for the Diplomatic Corps.
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  • 4 March 2014

    At the St Kilda Road Campus of Wesley College, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce, attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General officially opened the new Moubray Street Arts and Music Precinct.
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  • 4 March 2014

    At Victoria Harbour, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, presented the Unit Citation for Gallantry to HMAS Yarra (II).
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  • 3 March 2014

    In Melbourne, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce, as Patron, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Parken, and the National President, Mr Paul Berkemeier, officially opened the new building for the Australian Institute of Architects.
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  • 2 March 2014

    At Point Cook, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief and Mr Bryce, as guests of the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO, attended the Centenary of Military Aviation air show.
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  • 2 March 2014

    At Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a farewell community reception.
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  • 1 March 2014

    At the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Mr Michael Bryce, as guests of the Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley AC DSC, attended a farewell parade from the Australian Defence Force.
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  • 1 March 2014

    At Persimmon Restaurant, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce hosted a farewell community dinner.
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February 2014

  • 28 February 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a reception for the Ian Potter Foundation.
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  • 26 February 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a reception for attendees of the National Librarians of Asia and Oceania conference.
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  • 25 February 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce hosted a farewell reception for Department and Agency Heads.
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  • 25 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a farewell morning tea for Defence, Service and Veterans organisations.
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  • 24 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a farewell community afternoon tea.
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  • 23 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a farewell lunch.
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  • 18 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted an investiture ceremony to award a posthumous Victoria Cross for Australia to the parents of Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG.
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  • 11 February 2014

    At Admiralty House, the Governor-General hosted a Music Evening with a performance of ‘Schubert’s Trout Quintet’.
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  • 10 February 2014

    At Government House, the Governor-General hosted a dinner reception for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives to mark the beginning of the Parliamentary year.
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  • 6 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, Mr Bryce, as Patron, hosted an afternoon tea for the Australian Design Alliance.
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  • 6 February 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, Mr Michael Bryce, as Patron, hosted a morning tea to mark World Cancer Day 2014.
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  • 4 February 2014

    At Crawley, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chair, Mr Richard Pengelley, met with the Board and participants of the True Blue Dreaming Program.
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  • 4 February 2014

    At Burswood, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gerard Neesham OAM, and Chair, Mr Ross Kelly, visited the Clontarf Foundation.
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  • 4 February 2014

    At Coolbinia, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Judy Hogben, visited the Centre for Cerebral Palsy.
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  • 3 February 2014

    At Murdoch University, Perth, the Governor-General, as guest of the Chancellor, Mr David Flanagan; Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Higgott; and Chair of the African Women’s Council of Australia, Dr Casta Tungaraza, attended a Women’s Networking event.
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  • 2 February 2014

    At the Margaret River Civic Centre, the Governor-General, as guest of the Shire President of the Augusta – Margaret River Shire, Councillor Michael Smart, attended an afternoon tea with representatives of the shire community.
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  • 2 February 2014

    In Busselton, Western Australia, the Governor-General, as guest of the Mayor of the City of Busselton, Councillor Ian Stubbs and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Grant Henley, attended a community reception at the Busselton Beachfront.
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January 2014

  • 26 January 2014

    At Commonwealth Park, Canberra, the Governor-General the Honourable Quentin Bryce, as Host Officer, and Mr Michael Bryce, attended the National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony.
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  • 24 January 2014

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a reception in honour of the 2014 Australian of the Year finalists and guests of the National Australia Day Council.
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  • 23 January 2014

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General and Mr Michael Bryce hosted a reception for attendees of the Canada Australia Public Policy Initiative retreat.
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  • 22 January 2014

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General hosted a reception for the Kirby Institute.
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