Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
On Thursday 3 June 2021, Their Excellencies General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Mrs Linda Hurley, together with Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, and Sir David Gascoigne KNZM CBE, attended a Welcome to Country at Government House.
Afterwards, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley received the Honourable Patricia Forsythe AM, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand.
Later, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley received Their Excellencies Dame Patsy and Sir David.
Then, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley hosted a Ceremonial Welcome in honour of Their Excellencies Dame Patsy and Sir David.
Afterwards, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley, as guests of Ms Deb Sayers, Deputy Principal, met with students and teachers of Yarralumla Primary School in recognition of World Environment Day.
In the evening, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley hosted a State Dinner in honour of Their Excellencies Dame Patsy and Sir David. Guests included Mr Matt Anderson PSM, Director, Australian War Memorial and Mrs Lou Anderson; Ms Laura Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Supply Nation and Mr Michael Cima; Ms Johanna Blick, Communications Advisor to the Governor-General of New Zealand; General Angus Campbell AO DSC, Chief of the Defence Force; Ms Nancy Dolan, Board Director, Mayne Pharma and Mr Jim Bennett; Captain Shaun Fogarty RNZN, Defence Attaché, New Zealand High Commission and Mrs Felicity Fogarty; The Honourable Patricia Forsythe AM, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand; The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler AC, representing the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and Mrs Carla Gageler; Ms Fleur Gaston, Acting Official Secretary to the Governor-General of New Zealand; Mr Ray Griggs AO CSC, Chief Executive Officer, National Indigenous Australians Agency, and Mrs Chloe Griggs; Captain Lisa Kenny, Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General of New Zealand; Her Excellency Dame Annette King DNZM, New Zealand High Commissioner for Australia, and Mr Raymond Lind; Ms Caroline Miller, representing the Secretary of Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Deputy Secretary National Security and International Policy, and Dr Claude Rakisits; Mr Llew O’Brien MP, Deputy Speaker, representing the Speaker of the House of Representatives; His Excellency Mr Miguel Palomino De La Gala, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps; Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja, representing the Prime Minister of Australia, and Mrs Roslyn Seselja; Mr Paul Singer MVO, Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia; Ms Jo Tarnawsky, Deputy Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia; Ms Lissa Twomey, Executive Director, Bangarra Dance Theatre, and Mr Peter Twomey.