Today His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Underwood opened Government House and its gardens to the public between 11am and 4 pm. Everyone was welcome. Many brought a picnic lunch or bought refreshments from the Rotary Club to eat in the gardens and enjoyed the music.
This was a celebration to mark the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
11.15 am - Noon Australian Army Band Tasmania
12.15 pm -12.45 pm Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus
12.45pm – 1.15 pm Tasmania Police Pipe Band
1.15 pm - 2.00 pm Clarence Swing Band
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus
2.45 pm - 3.45 pm Hobart City Wind Band
What a great day it was too. The weather turned out to be kind to us and around of 5,000 people visited Government House to join in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Many thanks go to all the people who helped make the day a success; the bands and singers, Rotary, Red Cross, St John and many others as well as the staff and honorary Aides at Goverment House all of whom pitched in.