Governor-General visits Antarctica

The Governor-General (right) with Australian Antarctic Division Director, Dr Nick Gales, at Wilkins Aerodrome.
The Governor-General (right) with Australian Antarctic Division Director, Dr Nick Gales, at Wilkins Aerodrome. (Photo: Sam Groves)

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), visited the Australian Antarctic Territory in November 2016, meeting expeditioners and scientists at Wilkins Aerodrome.

The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove flew the 7000 km round trip from Hobart to Australia’s ice runway on the Royal Australian Air Force Globemaster Boeing C17-A, which was supporting the Australian Antarctic Program.

His Excellency is the second Australian Governor-General to visit Australian Antarctic Territory.