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  • Thursday 20 April 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy received Ms Tou Saramat Ruchkaew, President, NT Thai Association Inc, Mrs Pim Gawler, Mrs Sunisa Mawson, Mrs Kamontip Duanguam, Public Relations Team, Songkran Festival and the Khon Character dance performers Mr Kosint Watkeecharoen, Mr Narongrit Petcharat, Miss Sorracha Pasunan, Miss Soottinee Somsri, Miss Jantra Phirungkapaora, Mr Thanapan Auklay and Mr Chatree Thongchalam.

  • Wednesday 19 April 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a reception for the Legacy Club of the Northern Territory Inc, purchasing the first legacy badges for 2017 before attending the opening night of Deckchair Cinema for 2017.​

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  • Tuesday 18 April 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a morning tea for the Darwin Memorial Uniting Church.

    In the afternoon, His Honour and Mrs Hardy received Mrs Heather Keighley, Acting Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer and Ms Janine Anketell, Nursing and Midwifery Project Consultant, Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Department of Health

  • Tuesday 11 April 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy received Lietenant Caitlin Lamb, outgoing Staff Officer to Deputy Commander, Northern Command, and incoming Staff Officer Lieutenant Matthew Westwood. We wish Lieutenant Lamb all the best and look forward to working with Staff Officer Lieutenant Westwood.

    In the evening, His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a reception and certificate presentation at Government House for Christmas in Darwin Association Inc

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  • Monday 10 April 2017

    ​His Honour attended a reception in honour of Western Australian Ballet Company Artistic Director, Mr Aurelien Scannella and Aboriginal Australian Soprano Singer, Actor, Compose and Playwright, Ms Deborah Cheetham AO, held at the Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue.

  • Thursday 6 April 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the official launch and naming ceremony of the Ichthys LNG Project's support vessel MMA Brewster. Mrs Hardy had the honour of being named Godmother(Lady Sponsor) to the MMA Brewster and giving the official blessing to MMA Brewster.

    In the evening, His Honour attended a welcome reception for the Defence Personnel and Partners new to the Territory held at Parliament House.

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  • Saturday 1 April 2017

    In the morning, His Honour the Honuorable Michael Grant, Acting Administrator of the Northern Territory attended, addressed and cut the starting ribbon for the official launch of the Autism Awareness Month Walk.

    In the evening, His Honour the Honourable Michael Grant, Acting Administrator of the Northern Territory and Ms Fitzpatrick attended the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards Gala Dinner at SKYCITY Darwin. His Honour had the pleasure of presenting the Northern Territory Young Achiever of the Year Award.

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  • Thursday 30 March 2017

    I​n the evening, His Honour the Honourable Michael Grant, Acting Administrator of the Northern Territory and Ms Marita Fitzpatrick hosted a reception for three Australian Heads of Mission Her Excellency, Ms Harinder Sidhu, High Commissioner to India, His Excellency, Mr John Donnelly, High Commissioner to Nauru and His Excellency, Mr John Langtry, Ambassador to Mongolia.

    Mrs Patricia Miller AO, Deputy of the Administrator of the Northern Territory attended a Mayoral Reception held at the Council Civic Centre, Alice Springs Town Council in honour of Her Excellency, Ms Gillian Bird, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and His Excellency, Mr Damien Miller, Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Norway and Iceland.

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  • Saturday 25 March 2017

    His Honour the Honourable Michael Grant, Acting Administrator of the Northern Territory and Ms Fitzpatrick attended the Greek Independence Day and wreath laying ceremony, held at the Greek Orthodox Church.​

  • Friday 17 March 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the Shenanigans' traditional Irish Breakfast to celebrate St Patricks Day.

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy travelled to Bathurst Island where they attended the official opening of the Hall of Fame and the Heritage Gallery, two new additions to the Patakijiyali Museum​, Wurrumiyanga Community.

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy enjoyed lunch at the residence of Sister Anne Gardner AM before returning to Darwin.

  • Thursday 16 March 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a reception for the Churchill Memorial Trust held at Government House. Five recipients were awarded Churchill fellowships for 2016.

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  • Wednesday 15 March 2017

    His Honour attended the Official Opening of the Sculptures of Ataruro Island exhibition held at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery​.

    Immediately after, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the opening night performance of a Doll's House held at Brown's Mart Theatre. This performance is a new interpretation of the classic and was captivating up to the very last scene.

  • Tuesday 14 March 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a reception for the ABC to celebrate 70 years of dedication to the Northern Territory.

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  • Monday 13 March 2017

    ​His Honour presided at a meeting of the Executive Council.

  • Sunday 12 March 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a breakfast for the Adelaide Crows Women's Team held at Parliament House.

  • Saturday 11 March 2017

    In the morning, His Honour and Mrs Hardy participated in the International Women's Day Walk. It was a sea of purple, led by the Darwin City Brass Band. Immediately after, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the reception held at Parliament House. Be Bold for Change​

    In the afternoon, His Honour blessed four new Elliot 7 sail boats purchase by the Darwin Sailing Club Inc.

  • Friday 10 March 2017

    Today was the last of the schools tours as part of the activities for Commonwealth Day, students from Malak Primary School and Palmerston Special Education Centre toured Government House.​

    In the morning, Mrs Hardy attended a morning tea at the Darwin Convention Centre to celebrate International Women's Day.  This event was hosted by Somerville Community Services Inc. Be Bold for Change

    In the afternoon, His Honour attended and presented at the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services Honours and Awards Ceremony.  His Honour awarded three police officers with the Northern Territory Police Service medal.

  • Thursday 9 March 2017

    In the morning, students from Driver Primary School and Parap Primary School toured Government House.

    In the evening, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a reception for Territory Youth Leadership held at Parliament House. This event was to support and meet the young leaders of tomorrow.​

  • Wednesday 8 March 2017

    In the morning, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended an International Women's Day breakfast held at Kormilda College. #Be Bold for Change​

    Throughout the day, students from Manunda Terrace Primary School and Moil Primary School toured Government House.

  • Tuesday 7 March 2017

    Students from Parap Primary and Gray Primary School toured Government House and had the opportunity to ask the Administrator questions.​

  • Monday 6 March 2017

    In recognition of Commonwealth Day, His Honour and Mrs Hardy opened up Government House to students from eight primary and middle schools. Students learned about the history of Government House and the role of the Administrator.

    Today, His Honour and Mrs Hardy greeted students from Woodroffe Primary School.

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  • Friday 3 March 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the 1st Brigade Cocktail Party, held at Robertson Barracks to commemorate the hard work and dedication of the Royal Australia Army.​

  • Thursday 2 March 2017

    Mrs Patricia Miller AO, Deputy of the Administrator of the Northern Territory attended a dinner for 2017 - A Year Ahead, hosted by the Honourable Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

  • Wednesday 1 March 2017

    Mrs Patricia Miller AO, Deputy of the Administrator of the Northern Territory attended and presented at the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services Honours and Awards Ceremony, held at the Alice Springs Police Station. Sixteen Police Officers were presented medals and/or awards acknowledging their dedication and commitment to their agency.​

  • Thursday 23 February 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a morning tea with The Honourable Austin Ashce AC QC and Dr Valerie Asche AM, held at The Chantilly Kitchen Tea Room

  • Wednesday 22 February 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended an afternnon tea to celebrate the inaugural Study in Australia's Northern Territory Scholarships followed by a reception to welcome the 2017 International Students. Both events were held at Parliament House.​

  • Sunday 19 February 2017

    In the morning, His Honour and​ Mrs Hardy attended a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of the USS Peary during the Bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942, held at the USS Peary Gun Memorial.

    Later, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a commemorative service for the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin Day, held at the Darwin Cenotaph.

    In the early afternoon, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a reception and luncheon, held at Parliament House to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

    Later in the afternoon, His Honour was honoured to be invested by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia with his appointment as Officer in the Order of Australia, in the Australia Day Honours List 2017.

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a reception in honour of His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove.

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  • Saturday 18 February 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a dinner in honour of His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove.

  • Friday 17 February 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy received His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary on his first official visit to Darwin.

    In the evening, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the plaque unveiling commemoration of the Japanese I-124 Submarine followed by a reception, held at Parliament House.

  • Thursday 16 February 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy received newly appointed Regional Officer, Captain Richard Parker and Captain Katie Parker, Regional Director of Women's Ministries, The Salvation Army.

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy also received Mr Keith Payne VC AM and Mrs Florence Payne OAM.

    In the evening, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a pop-up gallery opening launch of Faith by Geoff Todd, an exhibition of the artist's newest artistic pieces.​

  • Wednesday 15 February 2017

    ​Today His Honour attended a book launch for The Territory Remembers commemorative coffee table book. The book commemorates the Bombing of Darwin with a selection of photographs depicting the brave Australians who defended the boarders of Northern Australia during the Second World War.

    In the evening, His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a reception for a book launch of The Empire Strikes South, Japan's air war against Northern Australia 1942-45 written by Dr Tom Lewis OAM. This book is accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Michael Claringbould, Illustrator.

    Both books were released to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

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  • Tuesday 14 February 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended The Territory Remembers 75th Anniverary Last Post Ceremony, held at the Darwin Military Museum Precinct.

    The Last Post Ceremony is held at the war Memorial in Canberra every day at 4.55 pm to commemorate a different event or occasion. The Last Post Ceremony held today was to pay tribute to the lives lost during the Bombing of Darwin.

  • Monday 13 February 2017

    His Honour presided at a meeting of the Executive Council.​

  • Sunday 12 February 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the Charles Darwin University Foundation Black Tie Dinner, held at SKYCITY Darwin. The dinner was in commemoration of Charles Darwin who was born in 1809 and to celebrate his contribution to science and education.

  • Saturday 11 February 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy received the Traditional Chung Wah Lion Dancers who performed a blessing of Government House for Chinese New Year.

    In the evening, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the Chinese New Year Ball, held at SKYCITY Darwin.

  • Friday 10 February 2017

    ​His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a Darwin Day debate held at Charles Darwin University Campus for a hilariously inspiring take on whether 'it is time to rethink the theory of evolution'.

    In the evening, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the Northern Territory Board of Studies Student Awards 2016 Presentation Ceremony, held at Parliament House. His Honour presented the Administrator's Medals for the Northern Territory Middle School Scholar and Primary School Scholar.

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  • Thursday 9 February 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a tour of Mr Fujita's photo album. An exhibition held at the Northern Territory Library to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.​

  • Wednesday 8 February 2017

    His Honour attended a morning tea and tour of the North West Mobile Force.

    In the evening, His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the Darwin Symphony Orchestra 2017 Season Launch where they received a sneak preview of what is clearly going to be an exciting year of events for the Darwin Symphony Orchestra.​

  • Monday 6 February 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended a reception at Parliament House to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster. The Australia China Friendship Society Dance Group and the Chung Wah Society Lion Dance Troupe performed.​

  • Thursday 2 February 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy hosted a reception for The Lord's Taverners Australia Northern Territory Branch. The reception was attended by delegates of The Lord's Taverners annual conference.

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  • Tuesday 31 January 2017

    His Honour and Mrs Hardy attended the Masonic Lodge Annual Memorial Service for the late Inspector Paul Foelsche, held at the Masonic Hall.​