The Governor and Ms Annus welcomed the Aboriginal History WA team to Government House
The Governor and Ms Annus welcomed the Aboriginal History WA team to Government House

Aboriginal History WA morning tea, ‘The Alliance at 70’ book launch, welcoming the Curtin VC to Government House

An opportunity to learn more about the valuable work of Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) with a morning tea at Government House hosted by the Governor and Ms Annus.

Sitting within the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the AHWA team work with the Aboriginal community to help connect people to their ancestry, as well as promoting reconciliation and increasing understanding and celebration of our shared history of WA.

The team also helps to provide information on the broader history of Aboriginal communities in WA, research and source documents and paperwork and celebrate the richness of our shared history.

“Today’s was a fascinating discussion with the Aboriginal History Team doing brilliant work on genealogy and also the history of interactions between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people across the state,” the Governor said.

“The team is doing a superb job at interpreting and recording events that have occurred and are off enormous assistance to members of the Aboriginal community in tracing their lineage and history.”

‘The Alliance at 70’ launched at Government House

A special event at Government House to help celebrate the launch of a new book reflecting on the success of the US-Australia relationship and 70 years of the ANZUS Alliance.

Published by the United States Studies Centre ‘The Alliance at 70’ features images and insights from high profile Australian and American contributors including the Governor himself, as well as former Prime Minister’s, Defence and Foreign Affairs Ministers, former US Presidents, actors, and community leaders.

At the launch the Governor spoke about the enduring importance of the US-Australia friendship, before handing over to former Defence and Foreign Affairs Minister, and current Board Member of the Perth USAsia Centre, the Hon Stephen Smith to officially launch the book.

Curtin Vice-Chancellor visits Government House

The Governor welcomed Professor Harlene Hayne, Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University to Government House this morning.

Professor Hayne took up the role of Vice-Chancellor in April this year and today updated the Governor on University plans for 2022.

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