Vice-Regal Notes

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On Saturday, the Governor and Mrs Chernov visited the Port Fairy Coast Group and Tower Hill State Game Reserve. The Governor unveiled the plaque for the restored Woolsthrope War Memorial. They visited the the Woolsthrope Primary School Gardens, Hawkesdale Community facilities and the new Nirranda and District Community Facility before returning to Melbourne.

Also on Saturday, Garden Tours and ANAM concert was held at Government House as part of the 2014 MPavilion.

On Friday, the Governor and Mrs Chernov arrived in Moyne Shire for an Official Visit. They visited the Koroit and District kindergarten and were the guests of honour at a civic reception to recognise community volunteers. In the evening, they attended a dinner hosted by the Mayor.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov arrived in Glenelg Shire for an Official Visit. They toured the Kathleen Millikan Centre before visiting the Casterton Memorial Hospital before arriving at Lake Condah Aboriginal Mission where they lunched with local Aboriginal Elders. In the afternoon they travelled to Portland and visited the Portland Arts Centre, where the Governor officially opened the 'Century of Community Celebration' exhibition. In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Chernov were the guests of honour at a dinner hosted by the Glenelg Shire Council.

The Governor arrived in Sydney for the Australia-China Leaders Forum, where he met with Tim Dillon, Victoria's Commissioner to China, before meeting with Australian Premiers, Chief Ministers, Governors and their Chinese counterparts. He attended a luncheon hosted by the Premier of NSW, before attending the Leaders Forum with the Prime Minister and the President of China, before hosting a dinner for the Party Secretary, Government Officials and business leaders of Jiangsu Province, China. In the evening, the Governor retuned to Victoria.

The Governor, accompanied by Mrs Chernov, received Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India. The Governor then chaired a round table discussion with representatives of Australia's leading businesses in the presence of Prime Minister Modi, followed by Prime Minister Modi's Official Address in the Ballroom at Government House.

The Governor met with the Lieutenant-Governor, the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC. Later, he received Dr Andreas Lowe, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral. In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Chernov attended the Shrine of Remembrance Annual Dinner at Melbourne Town Hall where the Governor presented the Remembrance Medal.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov hosted the Order of Australia Bravery Awards at Government House. The Governor, accompanied by Mrs Chernov, delivered the Foundation Day Address at the Melbourne Club Annual Foundation Day Dinner.

The Governor, accompanied by Mrs Chernov, officially opened the VC Memorial Park in Euroa.

The Governor and Mrs Chernov hosted the St John Ambulance Annual Parade and Award Ceremony at Government House. Later, they attended the Victorian Deanery Russian School's "Faith, Education and Culture" seminar during which the Governor delivered an Address.

The Governor received Mr Juan Carlos Gafo, Consul-General of the Kingdom of Spain. Later, Governor and Mrs Chernov hosted a reception to mark the contribution of the Helen MacPherson Smith Trust to Victoria. The Governor and Mrs Chernov attended the Melbourne Theatre Company’s Opening Night performance of Pennsylvania Avenue at the Southbank Theatre.