Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

24 May 2017

On Wednesday 24 May 2017, at Abacus Child Care and Education Centre, Canberra, Lady Cosgrove participated in the 2017 National Simultaneous Storytime.

Afterwards, at Government House Sydney, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), attended an Indonesian Australian Alumni Association (IKAHAN) lunch.

In the evening, at Albert Hall, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency Mr Nabil Lakhal, attended the 2017 Africa Day reception.

Earlier, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General met with students from Heritage College, VIC, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.

In the morning, at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, the Governor-General was represented for the arrival to Australia of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, by the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, Mr Mark Fraser LVO OAM.