Speeches delivered by the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC.

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'Just last year, more than 2,000 volunteers delivered First Aid services at more than 4,500 public gatherings.'
'This Performance Series provides one of the ways for us to fulfil our ambition to ensure a wide range of Victorians are welcomed to their Government House.'
'The Governor-General sent a message to Parliament, in which he spoke of the ‘share of heat and burden’ borne by Australian troops.'
'History tells us that, since 1861, the Melbourne Cup has been a beloved part of Melbourne’s sporting and social scene.'
'We are mindful today that this is an occasion of celebration, but also one to recognise the swell of mixed emotions in the room.'
'Today, China is Australia’s (and also Victoria’s) largest trading partner.'
'You have evolved across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries to run a modern event. One that reaches all Victorians and many millions beyond our borders.'
'When the doors first opened in 1893, the hospital had 30 beds and, in its first 14 months, it treated more than 2,500 patients.'