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Speech at the Opening of Firbank Grammar Music Precinct

First, I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we are gathering and pay my respects to their Elders past and present and to any Elders here with us this

Victorian Artists' Society Morning Tea

'For nearly a century and a half, the Society has been a home to many of Victoria's most eminent artists'.

Governor's Performance Series: Seniors' Sing-A-Long

'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.'

Opening of the Art of Botanical Illustration

Within the botanical illustrations we see this evening, we can sense the reverence for nature and history. We can revel in the nuanced colour, texture and form.

Melbourne International Arts Festival Fire Gardens Reception

'I take a particular pleasure this evening that the Fire Gardens installation forms a collaboration between the Festival and the Royal Botanic Gardens.'

Australia Fest Gala Dinner Official Launch

'What better way to cap off this visit than with this launch of Australia Fest, which will celebrate Australian creativity and sporting talent.'

Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival

'The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in China and other East Asian countries such as Singapore and Vietnam. The celebration dates back more than 3,000 years.'

Southeast Asian Ambassadors' Lunch

'I see the relationship between Victoria and Southeast Asia as one steeped in a long and strong history.'

Morning Tea for the 50th Anniversary of the NGV Volunteer Guides

'As I understand it, even just in this room today there is a collective 1165 years of service.'

Governor's Performance Series: Brass

'This evening is about showcasing brass instruments and their musicians. It is about putting brass front and centre on stage.'

Launch of 2018 Pacific International Billiards & Snooker Tournament

'We know that this table has seen 140 plus years of history. And so far as we know, this room has always been used as a billiard room.'

C2 Conference: Da Vinci, the Modern Polymath and Creative Collisions

'We need people like da Vinci whose work – whether in ground-breaking science or breathtaking art – has at its heart, a reverence for the wonders of humankind.'