Sydney Morning Herald – Saturday 6 November 2004

 

VICE REGAL
 

Yesterday, at Lake Burley Griffin, ACT, Their Excellencies the Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery, AC, CVO, MC, and Mrs Marlena Jeffery, accompanied by Dr Peter Shergold, AM, Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, joined members of the community in the "National Walk to Work Day 2004", an initiative of the Pedestrian Council of Australia. Afterwards, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor- General received the Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro, His Excellency Mr Milivoje Glisic, and the Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Pavle, accompanied by:His Grace Bishop of Nish, Irinej; His Grace Bishop of Canada, Georgije; His Grace Bishop of New Grachanitsa of North America, Longin; His Grace Bishop of Shumadija, Jovan; and His Grace Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, Milutin.

In the evening, at the Grant Cameron Community Centre, Holder, ACT, Mrs Jeffery, as Patron of SIDS and Kids (ACT), attended a reception held in recognition of SIDS and Kids sponsors.

Earlier, the Governor-General sent a message of sympathy and condolence on behalf of the Government and the people of Australia to the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the death of the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Yesterday morning, Her Excellency the Governor left Sydney for Armidale where she opened the Pat Dixon Medical Centre, and later remained for luncheon. In the afternoon, Her Excellency visited the facilities of Challenge Armidale Ltd, which provides residential, employment and day services activities and support for people with mild to severe intellectual disabilities within the local community. In the early evening, the Governor was the Guest of Honour at the opening of the 19th Annual Packsaddle Selling Exhibition, at the New England Regional Art Museum.

The Governor remained in Armidale overnight.
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