Vice-Regal Notes

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The Governor received the salute at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The Governor welcomed HE Menna Rawlings CMG, High Commissioner of the UK and Mr Mark Rawlings; HE Mr John Berry, Ambassador of the USA and Mr Curtis Yee; and also Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO , Ambassador to France and Mr Peter Stephens to Government House.

HE General The Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret'd) Governor General of Australia invested the Governor The Hon. Linda Dessau AM, into the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem as Dame of Grace.

The Governor received calls from Mr Graeme Kelly, Chair of EW Tipping Foundation and Ms Margot Druce, Chair of Vista; Ms Sally McLean, President of The Queen's Fund; and Mr John Harden AM, Chair and Mr Andrew Westacott, CEO of Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

The Governor toured the O'Brien Institute in Fitzroy; and attended a luncheon hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Vic). In the evening, the Governor and Judge Howard toured the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience.

The Governor presided at a meeting of the Executive Council; and received a call from Mr Don Casboult, Chair of the Moonee Valley Racing Club. The Governor hosted a luncheon for Board Members of the Australian Intercultural Society.


The Governor received Dr Christine Nixon, Chair of Monash College and Deputy Chancellor of Monash University. Later, the Governor and Judge Howard hosted a reception for the 75th Anniversary of Social Work at University of Melbourne.

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The Governor received The Honourable Alexander Downer AC, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.