PYHS Members Meet the Governor-General of Australia, Ms Quentin Bryce
An absolute highlight of the Museums Australian National Conference 2013, attended by President Marea and Vice President Laura (pictured), was their invitation to a cocktail reception at Government House, Yarralumla on 16th May. They were delighted to be among 54 regional delegates chosen to meet Her Excellency in the splendid reception room, where they were served a variety of drinks including champagne and sampled many delicious canapés. There was also time for a quick tour on the ground floor of this very classical and elegant residence.
They were fortunate to be in one of the small groups that she spoke to, and on hearing that Marea and Laura were from Yamba, she told a couple of anecdotes about her honeymoon at the Pacific Hotel. They found her to be very warm, charming and gracious.
The Governor-General then made a brief speech to the delegates on the value and importance of the work we do in preserving Australia’s history.