Canberra, ACT

16 August 2017

On Wednesday 16 August 2017, at Macgregor Primary School, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Principal, Ms Jennifer Hall, met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Professor José Carlos Mahia, and received a briefing on the Sister School program with Escuela 190 ‘Australia’, Montevideo, Uruguay.

In the afternoon, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted an afternoon tea for the Northern Mallee and Loddon Murray Community Leadership Groups.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from Bolwarra Public School, NSW; Penshurst West Public School, NSW; Nichols Point Primary School, VIC; and Mungindi Central School, NSW, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.

Later, at Defence Establishment Fairbairn, Canberra, the Governor-General was represented at the departure from Canberra of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Mr Jakov Kitarović, by the Acting Official Secretary to the Governor-General, Mr Paul Singer MVO.