Vice-Regal News

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Haydyn Bromley, Presiding Member and Mr John Chester, Chief Executive, Aboriginal Lands Trust.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Lunar New Year celebratory function, hosted by The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at St Marys, Mrs Le placed a wreath the 76th anniversary of Radji Beach Massacre Bangka Day Memorial Service of the South Australian Women's Memorial Playing Fields Trust.

On Saturday morning at Milang, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the Milang Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium Sculpture, organised by the The Milang Sculpture Group, Milang and District Community Association.

In the afternoon at the Migration Museum, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests and unveiled the Overseas Chinese Community Banner, organised by the Overseas Chinese Association of South Australia and The Migration Museum Foundation.

In the evening at Norwood, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the annual Norwood Greek Cultural Festival, organised by the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Prophet Elias.

On Friday evening at Brighton Cricket Club, the Governor presented awards at the 2018 end of carnival function of the Country Carnival Cricket Association.

Afterwards at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 15th anniversary Lunar New Year function hosted by Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, Chairperson, Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation’s Family by Family program.  Family by Family is a network of families that support others to make lasting changes in their lives. 

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor officially launched the book 'Sketching with Stuart - John McDouall Stuart's 1861-62 expedition seen through the sketches of Steven King’ by Mr Rob Linn, hosted by the City of Adelaide on behalf of the John McDouall Sturt Society.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Houssam Abiad, Chair; Mr Steve Maras and Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Deputy Co-Chairs of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, and Professor David David AC, Ms Barbara Spriggs and Mr Kyran Dixon, South Australian national finalists for Australian of the Year awards for 2018, and their partners, followed by a dinner.

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

Later in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2018 Merit Ceremony to Year 12 students who achieved academic excellence. The ceremony was hosted by the SACE Board of South Australia.

In the evening at Parliament House, the Governor attended a reception to acknowledge the contribution of the Veterans' Advisory Council, Veterans’ SA.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Tognetti, Tchaikovsky and Brahms.

On Saturday morning at Spicer Uniting Church, St Peters, His Excellency the Governor delivered a eulogy at the funeral service for the late Mrs Susan Lee, Community and Business Leader and past President of Asia in SA.

In the evening at Klemzig, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the annual Malaysia Club of South Australia’s Lunar New Year celebration.

On Friday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their Vice Regal visit to the South East of the State affected by the recent Sherwood bushfire.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Keith and Tintinara District Show Society’s Showgrounds.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Keith War Memorial Sports Centre, followed by a tour of Keith Industrial Estate.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the Coonalpyn Silo Mural, before returning to Adelaide. 

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a Vice Regal visit to the South East of the State affected by the recent Sherwood bushfire.

In the afternoon at the Keith National Resources South East Office, the Governor and Mrs Le met with members of the Fire Recovery Committee, followed by a function hosted by the Mayor of the Tatiara District Council, Mr Graham Excell and Ms Anne Champness, Chief Executive Officer.  

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le were provided with a tour of the areas damaged by the Sherwood bushfire and met with affected residents and farmers, and in the evening hosted them at a reception at the Cockatoo Downs Farmstay, Keith.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for former Committee Members of The Friends of The Repatriation General Hospital.

In the evening at Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor attended the book launch of the Valour and Violets South Australia in the Great War organised by Veterans’ SA.

On Tuesday 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 to launch the Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Arts and Culture Industry Cluster.  The Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster Program is an employer led initiative which increases the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in identified industries.

On Monday morning at Brighton, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured the 2018 Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition.

On Friday morning at Elder Park, His Excellency the Governor attended the Australia Day Smoking Ceremony organised by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

Later at Walkerville, the Governor presented the 2018 South Australian Citizenship of the Year Award and citizen certificates at a ceremony organised by The Corporation of the Town of Walkerville.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor was hosted by the South Australian Cricket Association at the Gillette One Day International Australia v England.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Chris Bleby SC, Solicitor-General of South Australia.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received the Governor of West Java Province, His Excellency Dr Ahmad Heryawan, and Mrs Netty Prasetyani Heryawan, and an accompanying delegation, followed by a dinner.

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

Afterwards in Murray Bridge, the Governor and Mrs Le visited Thomas Foods International to view the damaged caused by the recent fire and were provided a briefing of the recovery efforts and damage from the recent fire.

Later at the Murray Bridge Council Chambers, the Governor and Mrs Le met with members of the metropolitan fire service and Thomas Foods International support team hosted by His Worship the Mayor of the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Mr Brenton Lewis.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Mayor and Mr Michael Sedgman, Chief Executive Officer, and afterwards were provided a tour of the Support Centre at the Murray Bridge Town Hall, which has been set-up for employees affected by the recent fire.

Later in the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Jonathon Glonek, Australian Violinist and Mr Lino Strangis, Executive Director of International Engagement, Trade, Immigration and Higher Education, Department of State Development.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of Palliative Care South Australia.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the Australia Day Awards ceremony organised by Australia Day Council of South Australia.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under Legends’ Night function.

On Friday afternoon at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Premier, the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, accepted the resignation of the Honourable Martin Hamilton‑Smith MP from his ministerial portfolios and officiated at the swearing-in of the Premier to those same portfolios.

On Wednesday afternoon at Stirling, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le observed the Santos Tour Down Under 2018 Stage 2 Finish, and afterwards the Governor presented awards to the winners.

On Saturday evening at Semaphore, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening ceremony of the 39th annual Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival, organised by the Port Adelaide Greek Orthodox Community.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Australia, and Mrs Yukimi Penot.  Other guests included Mrs Sue Crafter, Honorary Consul of France, Mr Bertrand Pous, Counsellor Cooperation and Cultural Action, Embassy of France, and Mr Cedric Peltier, Economic and Cooperation Officer, Consul of France.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre.

In the afternoon at the Echunga Police Training Reserve, Jupiter Creek, the Governor addressed the students participating in the South Australia Police Youth Leadership Camp.

On Monday morning at Glenelg, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 58th Interstate Parliamentary Bowling Carnival, hosted by the South Australian Parliamentary Bowling Club.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Parliamentary Bowling Carnival.

On Sunday afternoon at the Glenelg Beach Jetty, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Blessing of the Waters Ceremony of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia – South Australia and Northern Territory Branch.

Later at Henley Beach Square, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function followed by the Blessing of the Waters Ceremony of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea for a visiting Italian delegation.

On Thursday morning at the Old Gum Tree Reserve Glenelg North, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read the Proclamation of South Australia and addressed the gathering at the South Australian Proclamation Day commemoration and community celebration.

On Sunday evening at St Augustine's Church, Salisbury, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the Vigil Mass of the Salisbury Catholic Parish Archdiocese of Adelaide and delivered a Christmas message to the congregation.