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Governor-General to head Hawkesbury Australia Day Citizenship event

Jan 12, 2023


Governor-General, David Hurley, (pictured above) will be the Presiding Officer at this year’s Hawkesbury Australian citizenship ceremony on Australia Day.


Some 32 new citizens originally from Canada, Ukraine, Germany, Bangladesh, India, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, France, the Philippines, and South Africa, will become Australian citizens on Australia Day, January 26.


The Governor-General will be accompanied by his wife, Mrs Linda Hurley, and will be welcomed to the ceremony by the 336 Squadron Air Force Cadets from RAAF Base, Richmond. The Cadets will provide a Guard of Honour for the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley upon arrival.


Native plants from the Hawkesbury Community Nursery will be presented to all new citizens by Mrs Hurley as a citizenship gift.


Other attendees will be Macquarie MP Susan Templeman, Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston, Hawkesbury Police Area Commander, Supt Andrew Gardner, and RAAF Base Richmond Air Commodore, Bradley Clarke, CSC, OAM, along with the mayor and councillors. Ms Erin Wilkins will perform a Welcome to Country as part of the event.

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