2017 Government House Reception

June 2017

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, hosted a reception at Government House in June 2017 for former recipients of the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund and its supporters. It was also an opportunity to thank outgoing and inaugural Fund Chairman, Maj Gen Arthur Fittock AO  (Ret’d) for his work in establishing the Scholarship.

On exhibition at Government House were the life size bronze busts of the nine Australian soldiers and one New Zealand soldier who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. The busts were commissioned and on loan from the Gallipoli Memorial Club.