Vice-Regal News

On Monday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's 5th Birthday of the Regent Arcade Donor Centre, where the Governor cut a celebratory cake.

In the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea followed by a tour of Government House for members of the Broughton Plains Heritage Society.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Lars Backström, Ambassador of Finland to Australia, and Mrs Brigitta Backström, and Mr Christopher Rann, Honorary Consul of Finland.

Later, Social Work students from Flinders University toured Government House.

On Thursday morning at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, who is patron of the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, received Ms Elizabeth Perry, President and Chair of the Board, Mr Ian Stone, Group Managing Director, and Ms Penny Gale, General Manager, Engagement and Innovation.

In the afternoon the Administrator and Mrs Le, as guests of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, were escorted on a tour of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, the Administrator participated in the St Vincent de Paul Society (South Australia) CEO Sleepout. 

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from the morning of Wednesday 28th June 2017 until the evening of Sunday 2nd July 2017.  Professor Brenda Wilson has been appointed Administrator of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Wednesday the Administrator of the Commonwealth continued his regional visit to the Far North of South Australia and The Flinders Ranges Council.

In the morning the Administrator met with community members at the Quorn Men’s Shed.  Later, the Administrator received a tour of Quorn Area School and spoke with students.  Afterwards, the Administrator was escorted on a tour of Warren Gorge.

In the evening the Administrator returned to Adelaide.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor continued his regional visit to the Far North of South Australia and The Flinders Range Council.

In the morning the Governor placed a wreath and officially opened the Hawker War Memorial, and afterwards attended a morning tea with the Hawker Community Development Board at the Country Women’s Association Hall.  Later the Governor toured the Jeff Morgan Gallery.

In the afternoon at the Cradock Hotel, the Governor attended a luncheon hosted by His Worship the Mayor of The Flinders Ranges Council, Mr Peter Slattery.

Later in Quorn, the Governor was provided with a tour and briefing of the Powell Gardens; Pichi Richi Railway Workshop; and Flinders House at the Quorn Memorial Hospital, followed by afternoon tea with the hospital board.

In the evening at Emily’s Bistro, Quorn, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by the Mayor of The Flinders Ranges Council.

In the morning at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea followed by a tour of Government House for Women in Rotary’s 2017 International Women’s Day Breakfast Committee.

During the day students from Harvest Christian College toured Government House.

On Monday His Excellency the Governor continued his regional visit to the Far North of South Australia and The Flinders Range Council.

In the morning the Governor undertook a tour of Leigh Creek, escorted by Ms Cecilia Woodford, Chair, and Mr Mark Sutton, Director of the Outback Community Authority.

Later the Governor toured Leigh Creek Area School and met with students, and afterwards at Nilpena Station the Governor received a briefing and tour of the Nilpena Station National Heritage Listed Ediacara Fossil Site and the proposed Ediacaran World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon the Governor hosted a luncheon at the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, and afterwards toured the Blinman Heritage Mine.

On Sunday morning the Governor continued to participate in the outdoors program including Survival Stand and Abseil Stand activities.

In the afternoon the Governor departed Yankaninna Station for Leigh Creek, to undertake a regional visit of the Far North of South Australia and The Flinders Ranges Council.

In the evening at the Leigh Creek Outback Resort, the Governor attended a dinner, as a guest of the Outback Community Authority.

The Governor has appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from the morning of Saturday 24th June until the morning of Wednesday 28th June 2017.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor travelled to Yankaninna Station in preparation for participation in activities associated with the Operation Flinders Foundation, of which he is patron.

In the afternoon the Governor undertook a tour of the property, including Old Yankaninna Homestead, Goat Valley, Mandarin Caps and Frome Creek.

In the evening the Governor joined the young people participating in the Cultural Stand activities associated with the program, and afterwards at the station the Governor addressed the guests at a dinner.

On Friday evening at the Hawke Building, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor made the opening address at the 2017 Australian Refugee Association Oration.  His Excellency is patron of the Australian Refugee Association and patron-in-chief of the Bob Hake Prime Ministerial Centre at the University of South Australia where the event took place.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of History Trust of South Australia, toured the Centre of Democracy in the Institute Building, North Terrace, Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is the Honorary Commodore of the Royal Australian Air Force - No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception to acknowledge the 77th Anniversary of the formation of the Squadron.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited the City of Marion, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the City of Marion, Mr Kris Hanna.  In the morning at Mitchell Park, the Governor and Mrs Le were provided with a tour and briefing of the City Services Redevelopment and met with staff.

Later at Glandore, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Marion Cultural Centre, followed by morning tea with participants of the Mayor’s Multicultural Forum and representatives from the Migrant Women’s Group, and afterwards toured the Glandore Community Centre, where the Governor planted a tree in the community garden.

In the afternoon at Clovelly Park, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addresses the guests at a luncheon following a tour and briefing of the Tonsley Innovation Precinct.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for visiting Rotarians and partners from India as part of Friendship Exchange.

In the evening the Governor, who is chief patron of the Australian Migrant Resource Centre, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception for the launch of Refugee Week in South Australia.

On Monday morning at Elizabeth, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of Novita Children's Services, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the organisation’s new Elizabeth hub.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for representatives from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.  Guests were Mr Colin Dunsford AM, Chairman, and Mrs Libby Dunsford; Mr Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director, and Mrs Sandra Ciccarello; and Ms Natsuko Toshimoto, Concert Master.

On Sunday evening at Her Majesty's Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival performance of Meow Meow.

On Saturday afternoon at Royalty Theatre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the 2017 Cantonese Opera Cultural concert.

On Friday morning at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of Volunteering SA&NT, addressed the guests at the Lead to Succeed 2017 Volunteering conference.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Private Sarn Singh, and afterwards the Governor, as a guest of the Australian Sikh Heritage Association, placed a wreath at a ceremony at the National War Memorial.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers and supporters of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SA).

On Thursday morning at North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, as guests of the Royal Australian Air Force, Australian Defence Force and Royal Australian Air Force Association (South Australian Division), His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Gerald Lipman and Ms Susan Lee, Co-Presidents of Asia in SA, and afterwards, together with Mrs Le, hosted them for luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 60th Anniversary of the Slovenian Club of Adelaide.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception in honour of the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le, to express appreciation for the hospitality received during visits to their respective local government areas, hosted a dinner for the Mayors of the City of Port Lincoln, District Council of Ceduna, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and District Council of Streaky Bay and their partners.

On Tuesday students from St Peter’s Girls’ School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor presented awards at the 2017 Volunteer’s Day event hosted by the Minister for Volunteers.

In the evening at the Dunstan Playhouse, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival performance of Three Mikados.

On Sunday morning at the Christ Church North Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le, attended Choral Eucharist to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On Saturday afternoon at Coopers Stadium, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at a Citizenship ceremony hosted by the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters.

In the evening at the European Function Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the keynote address and presented awards at the 119th Philippine Independence Day Celebration.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as Deputy Prior, and Mrs Le, hosted an Investiture ceremony for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in South Australia.

In the evening at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Variety Gala Performance of the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

On Thursday at the Adelaide Club, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le were guests of honour at the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Dinner at which the Governor responded to the Loyal Toast.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge participants and supporters of the Get Into Programme, a partnership between SYC and the Prince’s Trust International to help unemployed young people develop employability skills.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a
meeting of the Executive Council.
 
Afterwards His Excellency received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House
of Assembly.
 
Later the Governor received His Excellency Dr Hussain Al-Ameri, Ambassador of the Republic of
Iraq to Australia.
 
In the afternoon at Bonython Hall, The University of Adelaide, the Governor attended a
memorial service to celebrate the life of the late Dr Alice (Alitya) Dorothy Rigney PSM.
 
In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Mayors
who have hosted them on extended Vice Regal visits. Guests included the Honourable Lyn
Breuer, Her Worship the Mayor of the Whyalla City Council; Ms Erika Vickery, Her Worship the
Mayor of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, and Mr Neville Vickery; Mr Andrew Lee, His Worship
the Mayor of the City of Mount Gambler; Mr Richard Sage, His Worship the Mayor of the District
Council of Grant, and Mrs Lynette Sage.
On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted an afternoon tea for The
Rose Society of South Australia.
 
In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of the
South Australian National Football League, officially opened the exhibitions 'In a league of its own:
celebrating 140 years of SANFL' and 'Straight Through the Middle: Football in South Australia'.
 
During the day students from Blackwood High School toured Government House.

On Saturday in North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque at the David Roche Foundation House Museum.

In the evening at the Marche Club, Paradise, as guests of the Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri Sezione Di Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner to celebrate the 203rd anniversary of the foundation of the Carabinieri Corps.

On Friday morning at Torrens Parade Ground, as guests of Reconciliation South Australia, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le placed a tribute at the Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service.

In the evening at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, as guests of the Islamic Arabic Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Iftar celebration.

Afterwards at The Italian Centre in Adelaide, as guests of the Consulate of Italy, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to celebrate the Italian National Day.

During the day House of Assembly Service Officers toured Government House.

On Thursday evening at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Port Adelaide Football Club, attended the Before the Bounce pre-game function and watched the football match between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the morning at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of South Australia Police, officially opened the Central Business District (CBD) Police Commander's Forum.

Later at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of StudyAdelaide, received Mr Bill Spur AO, Chair, and Ms Karyn Kent, Chief Executive.

In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor addressed the guests and present awards at the History Council's South Australian Historian of the Year Awards.

Afterwards at Parliament House, as guests of The Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a dinner to acknowledge the public contribution and retirement of The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO.