On Tuesday His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales, Patron of Croquet NSW, accompanied by Mrs Linda Hurley, watched the concluding stages of the Croquet Australia Women's Singles Finals at the Maitland Croquet Club. Following a luncheon break His Excellency presented Cr Henry Meskauskas with a Maitland Croquet Club Honorary Membership Award after which the Governor and Mrs Hurley participated in some social croquet which we believe they throughly enjoyed.
In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Hurley also attended the Croquet Australia Civic Reception for Interstate Shield teams, at the Newcastle City Hall.
On Wednesday the Governor and Mrs Hurley attended the opening matches at Newcastle National Park, watching the four double matches before departing. Unfortunately he missed the full match which saw a decisive win for NSW over Queensland.
We hope to see more of the Governor and his wife on Croquet Lawns across NSW in the future.
Governor Hurley at the opening of the Australian Interstate Shield in Newcastle with the NSW and Queensland Teams
(courtesy of Alix Verge)