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State Visit to Australia

Image of Dame Patsy being greeted by Australian Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley
Australian Governor-General, HE General the Hon David Hurley welcomed Dame Patsy to Canberra as she began a State Visit , the first since trans-Tasman travel resumed.

After the arrival in Canberra, Dame Patsy and Sir David headed to the National Gallery of Australia to see the exhibition 'Botticelli to Van Gogh' and also toured the galry's sculpture garden. 

Images of Day One

The official programme started on Day Two with an indigenous Welcome to Country ceremony, a ceremonial welcome and a visit to the National Arboretum, with a State Dinner in the evening. 

Images of Day Two

Day Three saw Dame Patsy and Sir David lay a wreath at the National War Memorial and visit the museum before heading to the Australian Defence College to meet New Zealand staff and students. The day ended with a visit to the National Portrait Gallery.

Images of Day Three

On Saturday Dame Patsy and Sir David departed for Hobart where they visited MONA- The Museum of Old and New Art and the Australian Antarctic Division. The evening was spent at Hobarts grand Government House, where a roaming supper featuring Tasmanian produce as well as treats from the Government House gardens was staged.

Images of Day Four

Before travelling back to New Zealand, there was just enough time to take in Government House Hobart's magnificent gardens.

Images of Day 5


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