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H .M .A .S . SYDNEY AT NORFOLK ISLAND

From H .M .A .S. SYDNEY a t N o r f o lk I s l a n d , t o d a y s -

The G o v e r n o r - G e n e r a l, L ord De L ' I s l e , a r r i v e d a t N o r f o lk

I s l a n d t h i s m o rn in g on b o a rd t h e R o y a l A u s t r a l i a n N a v y 's t r o o p

c a r r i e r , H .M .A .S. SYDNEY.

I t i s t h e G o v e r n o r - G e n e r a l' s f i r s t v i s i t t o N o r f o lk , and

h e w i l l sp e n d th e d ay m e e tin g p e o p le o f t h e i s l a n d . Many o f t h e

i s l a n d e r s a r e .d e s c e n d a n t s o f t h e "B o u n ty " m u t i n e e r s .

H .M .A .S. SYDNEY a n c h o re d o f f. N o r f o lk I s l a n d a t 9 o 'c l o c k

t h i s m o rn in g ( l o c a l t i m e ) , and a c u t t e r l e f t im m e d ia te ly t o f i n d a

s a f e p a s s a g e f o r t h e G o v e r n o r - G e n e r a l1s b a r g e .

B e f o re g o in g a s h o r e , L ord De L 1I s l e was c a l l e d upon b y t h e

I s la n d · 1 s A d m i n i s t r a t o r , M a jo r G e n e ra l R. A. W ord sw o rth , and th e

P r e s i d e n t o f t h e N o r f o lk I s l a n d C o u n c il, M r. F . J . Needham.

A f t e r a f o rm a l a d d r e s s o f w elcom e a t th e A d m i n i s t r a t i v e

B u i l d i n g , i n f o r m a l i t y becam e t h e o r d e r o f t h e d a y . A p i c n i c i s

p r o v i d i n g an o p p o r t u n i t y f o r th e G o v e rn o r-G e n e ra l t o m in g le w i t h t h e ·'

i s l a n d e r s . O n e -h u n d re d o f f i c e r s and men fro m H .M .A .S. SYDNEY a r e a l s o

g u e s t s a t t h e p i c n i c . '

O th e r m em bers o f t h e s h i p 's company a r e b e i n g e n t e r t a i n e d

a t games o f g o l f and c r i c k e t , and a r e b e i n g ta k e n on t o u r s o f t h e i s l a n d

S in c e H .M .A .S . SYDNEY s a i l e d fro m Sydney on F r i d a y , th e

G o v e rn o r-G e n e ra l h a s t o u r e d t h e s h i p and made t h e m ost o f h i s

o p p o r t u n i t y t o s e e t h e Navy a t w ork. He a c co m p a n ie d t h e Commanding

O f f i c e r , C a p ta in W. J . D o v e rs , on t h e ro u n d s o f t h e m ess d e c k s , and

s to p p e d f o r in f o r m a l c h a t s w i t h many o f t h e s a i l o r s .

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CANBERRA, 3 0 th S e p te m b e r, 1963.