Governor's visit to AVI
The Governor visited innovative WA company AVI

WA Innovation, celebrating STEM stars and a Murder on the Dance Floor

The Governor today visited AVI, a proud Western Australian company that designs communications solutions, sought across the globe, for industries such as defence, mining and government.  AVI’s focus on innovation and excellence is brining many benefits to WA, including driving our sovereign capability and growing our skilled West Australian workforce.

Welcoming STEM students from Hampton Senior High School

STEM students from Hampton Senior High School visited Government House this morning in recognition of the School’s achievements in the 2020 Governor’s STEM Awards.

The students enjoyed a morning tea with the Governor as well as a tour of Government House.

‘Murder on the Dance Floor’ launch

The day concluded with the Governor and Ms Annus attending the launch of a short film focusing on a 1925 murder in the Government House Ballroom.

Photo – The Governor and Ms Annus with, (l-r) Producer Dumi Mashinini, Historian Caroline Ingram and the film’s Director Louise Bertonicini.

The film, Murder on the Dance Floor, was made as part of WA Reflections, a partnership between the State Library and Screenwest that has seen five new short documentary films made here in WA by local filmmakers.

Government House Ballroom was the setting for the 1925 shooting of Cyril Gidley by his former fiance Audrey Jacobs, with filmakers recreating the event using scenes shot at Government House in late 2020 and early 2021.

You can view the short film here.


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