On Monday 14 August 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) received the High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Mr Rod Brazier.
Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove received the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Honourable Manasseh Damukana Sogavare MP, and Madam Mrs Emmy Sogavare.
Then, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted an official lunch in honour of Mr Sogavare and Mrs Sogavare. Guests included: Ms Frances Adamson, His Excellency Mr Collin Beck, Mr Brazier, Mr John Muria Junior and Ms Penny Williams.
Earlier, the Governor General met with students from Augathella State School, QLD; Goomeri State School, QLD; Aspley State School, QLD; and Dripstone Middle School, NT, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.
In the morning, at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, the Governor-General was represented at the State Funeral for the late Les Murray AM, by Honorary Aide-de-Camp, Commander Ian Campbell ADC RAN.