On Thursday 11 May 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, The Honourable Dan Tehan MP.
Afterwards, at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Executive Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Dr Judy West AO, and the President of Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand, Mr John Sandham, launched the 2017 Botanic Gardens of Australian and New Zealand open day.
In the afternoon, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a presentation ceremony for BlazeAid volunteers.
Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for Heads of Mission of the Canberra Diplomatic Corps.
Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from St Mary’s Primary School, VIC; The Hutchins School, TAS; and Viewbank Primary School, VIC, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.