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Departure for State Visit to the Kingdom of Tonga; State Dinner

On Sunday 31 July 2011, the Governor-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC and Mr Michael Bryce AM AE departed Australia on a State Visit to the Kingdom of Tonga.

Earlier, in Sydney, the Proclamation assuming the Administration of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia was signed by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO.

In the evening, at the Royal Villa, Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce attended an audience with the King of Tonga, His Majesty King George Tupou V.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Mr Bryce, as guests of the King of Tonga, attended a State Dinner hosted in their honour.