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Governor-General at Lord Howe

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From H.M.A.S. SYDNEY, Lord Howe Island, today........

The Governor-General, Lord De L 1 Isle, is visiting

Lord Howe Island in the Pacific today.

He arrived at the island this morning on board the

Royal Australian Navy troop carrier, H.M.A.S, SYDNEY.

The Governor-General will spend the day meeting

islanders, and the programme includes an official welcome at

the Lord Howe Island sports ground followed by a picnic lunch.

. Informality was the keynote of the Governor-

Ge'neral1 s programme aboard H.M.A.S. SYDNEY yesterday. He

strolled around the carrier flight-deck stopping for chats with

the sailors. Last night Lord De L 1Isle was a guest of the

ship's officers at a wardroom dinner.

' The Governor-General sailed from Sydney last Friday

for visits to Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands. H.M.A.S. SYDNEY

will arrive back in Sydney on Friday morning.

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Canberra. 2nd October. 1963·