There is no doubt that the Sydney Eisteddfod has become an outstanding event, indeed now a fine tradition of our great city.
Over the past 84 years this Eisteddfod has served to encourage many thousands of individuals to excel in the performing arts, thus nurturing their confidence and their capacity to enrich our Australian society. It has been particularly valuable in nurturing the talents of young people to continue to achieve creatively.
The high reputation and the success of the Sydney Eisteddfod are also due to the commitment of those involved in its administration - skilled professional officers, together with so many generous volunteers.
My warmest congratulations and appreciation to all involved.
Professor the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO