Media Release - Governor-General Visits Australian Antarctic Territory
18 November 2016

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove yesterday visited the Australian Antarctic Territory.

Traveling on a scheduled cargo flight to the continent, the Governor-General met scientists and members of the Australian Antarctic Division at Wilkins Aerodrome.

The visit included an overview of an Antarctic Field Camp work, a briefing on aviation and cargo operations, and discussions with scientists and expeditioners undertaking research and logistical support work on the continent.

Sir Peter’s visit to the Australian Antarctic Territory was only the second by a Governor-General.