Events

March 2015

  • 27 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a commemorative service at the Australian Gull Force Memorial, in Lao'ou Village, Hainan.
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  • 27 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove were met by children and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials on arrival at Sanya Phoenix International Airport.
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  • 26 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Party Secretary of Guangdong Province, Mr Hu Chunhua, meet with members of the Guangdong leadership.
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  • 26 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a community reception for Australians living and working in Guangzhou.
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  • 25 March 2015

    During a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Governor-General was met by Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials on arrival at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
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  • 21 March 2015

    At The Strand, Townsville, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, reviewed the Townsville Operation SLIPPER Welcome Home Parade.
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  • 20 March 2015

    At the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a morning tea to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Guard.
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  • 17 March 2015

    At Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General received the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, His Excellency Mr Nguyen Tan Dung.
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  • 17 March 2015

    At Gungahlin Homestead, Crace, the Governor-General, together with Mr Hugh Poate and Mrs Janny Poate, opened the relocated Robert Poate Reintegration and Recovery Centre and National Soldier On Headquarters.
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  • 12 March 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Prior of the Priory of the Order of St John, conducted an Order of St John investiture.
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  • 11 March 2015

    In Blackburn North, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove met with staff at the Fire Protection Association Head Office.
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  • 11 March 2015

    In Emerald, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove opened the ANZAC Walk and ANZAC Place, to recognise the 32 soldiers from Emerald Township and its surrounding Districts who died during the First World War.
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February 2015

  • 25 February 2015

    At Regatta Point, Canberra, the Governor-General, as guest of the President of Gift of Life Inc., Mr David O’Leary, participated in the Gift of Life DonateLife walk to promote organ and tissue donation.
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  • 23 February 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, before meeting with The King and Queen and holding a State Lunch in their honour.
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  • 22 February 2015

    At the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chairman of the Council for the Australian War Memorial, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Retd), attended the official re-opening of the ‘Australia In The Great War’ gallery.
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  • 18 February 2015

    At the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, the Governor-General, as Patron-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove, attended the General Sir John Monash Foundation Scholarship Ceremony, at which the Governor-General presented the 2015 awards.
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  • 18 February 2015

    At the Melbourne Town Hall, the Governor-General, as Senior Patron of the Royal Humane Society of Australasia, and Lady Cosgrove, attended a ceremony at which the Governor-General presented the 2014 Clarke Silver Medal to Mr Andrew Capper.
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  • 18 February 2015

    At Yarra Valley Grammar School, Ringwood, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Dr Mark Merry, officially opened the new Science and Mathematics faculty and later met with students and teachers.
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  • 17 February 2015

    In Kinglake, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Co-Founders of Firefoxes Australia, Ms Jemima Richards and Ms Kate Riddell, attended a community event with local volunteers who were affected by the Kinglake fires of February 2009.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At the Y Water Discovery Centre, Yea, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Murrindindi Shire Council, Councillor Margaret Rae, attended a community afternoon tea.
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  • 17 February 2015

    Af Café Connect, the Mansfield Armchair Cinema and the Mansfield Secondary College Community Garden, Mansfield, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with clients, volunteers, students and staff.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At Mansfield Shire Council, Mansfield, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Mansfield Shire, Councillor Marg Attley, attended a community lunch.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop Learning Centre, Benalla, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Benalla Rural City, Councillor Justin King, attended a community reception.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At Cooinda Village, Benalla, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive, Mrs Margaret Aldous, and President of the Board, Mr Colin McDonald, met with staff and residents.
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  • 17 February 2015

    At the Aviation Museum, Benalla, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the President, Mr Craig Morrison, visited the Benalla Men’s Shed and met with staff and members.
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  • 16 February 2015

    At the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Administrator of the Rural City of Wangaratta, Ms Irene Grant, attended a community reception.
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  • 16 February 2015

    At the Wangaratta Government Centre, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Rural City of Wangaratta Youth Council Mayor, Ms Ella Thomas, met the Wangaratta Youth Council and discussed issues affecting young people within the region.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Wangaratta, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Margaret Bennett, and Board Chair, Mr Brendan Schutt, visited Northeast Health Wangaratta.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Wangaratta, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Ms Trish Merlo, met with students and supporters of the Borinya-Wangaratta Community Partnership.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Beechworth, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of Indigo Shire Council, Councillor Bernard Gaffney, attended a community lunch at Beechworth Town Hall Gardens.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Wooragee, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Ms Christine Varker, visited the Wooragee Primary School and met with teachers and students from Wooragee, Middle Indigo and Yackandandah Primary Schools.
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  • 16 February 2015

    At the Murray Valley Centre, Wodonga, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Martin OAM, met with clients, volunteers and staff.
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  • 16 February 2015

    In Wodonga, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Michael Cutmore, visited the Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation.
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  • 16 February 2015

    At the Wodonga Arts Space, Wodonga, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Mayor of the City of Wodonga, Councillor Rod Wangman, attended a community reception.
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  • 15 February 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the Afghanistan Cricket Team, ahead of their participation, for the first time, in the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup.
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  • 9 February 2015

    The Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, meets personnel from No 77 Squadron during a visit to RAAF Base Williamtown.
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  • 5 February 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron and Chief Scout, invested Mr Chris Bates as Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia.
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  • 2 February 2015

    At the University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Chancellor, Professor Vicki Sara AO, attended the official opening of the university’s new business school, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building.
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  • 2 February 2015

    The Governor-General welcomes the Hon Julie Bishop MP, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, and the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, to Admiralty House, Sydney, for the start of AUKMIN 2015.
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January 2015

  • 27 January 2015

    In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Governor-General conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Australia to HRH Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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  • 26 January 2015

    In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Governor-General conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Australia to the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
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  • 24 January 2015

    At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception in honour of the 2015 Australian of the Year Award Finalists.
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