Vice-Regal News

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Save the Children South Australia, addressed the gathering at a special morning tea at Mount Lofty House, hosted by the Save the Children Australia Stirling/Aldgate Branch.

In the evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2012 South Australian Tall Poppy Awards.

Afterwards the Governor, as patron of the Special Interest Music Centres in South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, attended the annual ‘Marryatville in Concert' event at the Adelaide Town Hall.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House His Excellency the Governor received members of the South Australian Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission, including the Honourable Justice Margaret Nyland AM, Chairperson; Ms Kay Mousley, State Electoral Commissioner; Mr David Gully, Deputy Electoral Commissioner; Mr Peter Kentish, Surveyor-General, and Ms Belinda Sprod and Mr Trevor Overy.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for families and supporters associated with HeartKids South Australia.

Later at the Dunstan Playhouse, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the State Theatre Company of South Australia, attended the opening night of Top Girls.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of The Royal Flying Doctors Service of South Australia - Central Operations, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, visited the Alice Springs Tourist Centre for a tour of the facility, followed by a briefing at base headquarters, before returning to Adelaide.

In the evening at the South Australia Museum, the Governor attended the Gala Launch Night of the 2012 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.

On Thursday morning at Government House His Excellency Mr Hieu Van Le AO, as Governor's Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday morning students from Cowell Area School and TAFE SA - Regency Campus toured Government House.

On Monday morning community volunteers toured Government House.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, as Governor's Deputy from 6:00 am on Saturday 11th August until 11:00 pm on Sunday 19th August 2012.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce participated in Walk a Mile in My Boots from Rundle Park to Hutt Street, in support of the Hutt Street Centre and to raise awareness of homelessness.

Later at Government House the Governor received The Honourable Paul Caica MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, and his Chief of Staff, Mr Paul Ryan.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception for participants of the ANZ Innovyz START Program.

In the evening the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, officially opened the Swimming SA 2012 State Age Short Course Championships at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre at Oaklands Park.

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

Later the Governor received Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of Defence SA.

In the evening at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, the Governor attended a dinner for Air Marshal Les Fisher AO, hosted by Defence SA.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce continued their regional Vice-Regal visit to the Eyre Peninsula, with a tour of 'Sim's Farm' Cleve Area School Agriculture Training Centre and met with students.  Afterwards the Governor attended a morning tea with members of the District Council of Cleve in the Council Chambers; while Mrs Scarce viewed the displays at the Cleve Quilting and Art Exhibition at the Cleve RSL Club.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce toured the Eyre Peninsula Field Days site, and in the afternoon attended a luncheon.

Afterwards Mrs Scarce, as patron, launched the 80th Birthday tapestry of The South Australian Country Women's Association at the Field Days, before the Governor and Mrs Scarce returned to Adelaide in the evening.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce continued their regional Vice-Regal visit to the Eyre Peninsula.  In the morning they were hosted by the Smoky Bay Progress Association on a visit to the refurbished Smoky Bay Jetty, a tour of the new development, and a boat cruise around the bay where they viewed the oyster farms.  Afterwards they toured the Aquaculture Park processing facility, as guests of Zippel Enterprises.

In the afternoon at Streaky Bay Area School, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the assembly and presented a Defence Scholarship certificate to a student, before attending a luncheon with members of the District Council of Streaky Bay at the Streaky Bay Hotel.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Cleve, attended a dinner at the Cleve Hotel.

On Monday morning in Ceduna, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce commenced their regional Vice-Regal visit to the Eyre Peninsula, with a tour of Ceduna Waters, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Ceduna, Mr Allan Suter.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited Crossways Lutheran School and Ceduna Area School, and joined students for morning tea, and later toured the Youth Hub coordinated by Tjutjunaku Worka Tjuta.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended a luncheon at the District Council of Ceduna Chambers, followed by a tour of the Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia facility, a tour of the Ceduna Aboriginal Arts and Culture centre and a visit to the Ceduna Hospital for a tour and afternoon tea with staff.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of Iluka Resources Limited, toured the Iluka Unloading Facility at Thevenard, followed by a visit to the Ceduna State Emergency, Fire and Ambulance Service units.

On Sunday morning, as guests of the Australian Army - 9th Brigade, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Scarce, addressed the gathering as the Reviewing Officer at the Welcome Home Parade for Operation ANODE Rotation 27.

On Sunday evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce departed Adelaide for Ceduna to commence a regional Vice-Regal visit to the Eyre Peninsula.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AO, as Governor's Deputy from 4:30 pm on Sunday 5th August until 8:00 pm on Wednesday 8th August 2012.

On Saturday evening at Millswood, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce viewed the 2012 South Australian Living Artists Festival exhibition by Mr Harvey Collins.

Afterwards at North Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Scarce attended the 80th birthday celebration of Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue.

Later at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor, as patron of the National Heart Foundation of Australia - SA Division, and Mrs Scarce attended the 2012 Paint the Town Red Ball.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), attended the official Tree Topping Ceremony at the SAHMRI facility being built in Adelaide.

Afterwards at Government House the Governor received Mr Kevin Osborn, Deputy Chair of the Economic Development Board, and Mr Mario Pegoli, Mr Tav Martin and Mr Kingsley David, Directors of Invest in South Australia.

In the afternoon at The Feathers Hotel, Burnside, Mrs Scarce, as patron, attended the Blue and Gold Society luncheon in celebration of the centenary of Girl Guides South Australia.

Later in the afternoon the Governor met with Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of Defence SA.

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

Later the Governor received Mr Bob Everest, State Manager of Qantas Airways Limited.

In the evening the Governor, as a White Ribbon Ambassador, and Mrs Scarce hosted a reception to thank supporters of the Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast Committee.

Afterwards at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the History Council of South Australia, attended the Council's annual lecture, followed by the presentation of the inaugural South Australian Historian of the Year Awards.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of Habitat for Humanity Australia SA and Para West Adult Campus, officially launched the Edgecombe Neighbourhood Rejuvenation and Habitat for Humanity Shed Projects at Davoren Park.

In the afternoon, students from Lameroo Regional Community School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Mr Peter Joy, Principal and Strategy Director of Jamshop Pty Ltd, with regards to the Economic Development Board's branding of South Australia initiative.

In the afternoon the Governor, as an Honorary Extraordinary Member, attended the President's Luncheon at the Adelaide Club.    

In the morning, students from Loreto College toured Government House.

On Monday afternoon at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Mr John McCarthy, Australian Ambassador-designate to The Holy See and Mr Alex Brooking, State Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Scarce hosted a dinner.  Guests included The Honourable Amanda Vanstone and Mr Anthony Vanstone, and Mr David Peacock, immediate past president of the South Australian Jockey Club, and Mrs Pam Loxton

On Saturday at The Royal Adelaide Golf Club, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, participated in the annual Ackland Horman Trophy followed by a presentation lunch.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Adelaide for Loxton, where as patron of Orana, he undertook a tour and officially opened the newly constructed Loxton Accommodation facility.

In the afternoon the Governor toured the Riverland Special School at Berri, before returning to Adelaide.

In the evening at The Royal Adelaide Golf Club, the Governor, as patron, attended the Members' Club Dinner.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening the Governor, as a guest of Ernst & Young, attended the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Central Region Awards at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

On Wednesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor received Mr Andrew Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of Defence SA.

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Hieu Van Le AO, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received His Excellency Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Later at Blackwood, the Governor presented Dr John Lloyd OAM with his Medal of the Order of Australia.

On Tuesday evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce, as guests of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, attended the performance of the Trout Quintet and Quartet for the End of Time at the Adelaide Town Hall.

In the afternoon, students from Kimba Area School toured Government House.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, as Deputy Prior of St John Ambulance Australia SA, attended the funeral of the late Mr Allan Tonkin at Harrison Funeral Chapels, Queenstown.

On Saturday evening His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Coordinating Italian Committee, addressed the guests at the annual Gala Italiana at The Ridley Centre, Adelaide Event and Exhibition Centre, Wayville.

On Thursday, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce continued their visit to the APY Lands. The Governor and Mrs Scarce travelled to the Indulkana, where they toured the local school after meeting with Ms Paula McGuire, Principal, Ms Myra Kuminytjara, Anangu Coordinator and Ms Nupi Lambina, Community Chairperson.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited the homelands and community market gardens at Railway Bore on their travel to Alice Springs.

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency Mr Hieu Van Le AO, as Governor's Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce continued their visit to the APY Lands.  In Umuwa in the morning, they met with Mr Trevor Adamson, Deputy Chairperson; Mr Rex Tjami, Director, and officers of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Executive at the Umuwa Administration Centre.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited the headquarters of Nganampa Health.

Later the Governor and Mrs Scarce travelled to Pukatja, where they visited the Arts Centre and met with Community Chairperson Mr Jamie Nyaningu.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited Ernabella School where they met with Ms Sue Record, Principal, Mr Stewart Colin, Anangu Coordinator and Mr Makinti Mintijukur, Director of the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Education Committee, before returning to Umuwa.

On Monday the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited Pipalyatjara Anangu School, and on Tuesday visited Watarru Anangu School.

On Tuesday, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce continued their visit to the APY Lands.  In Watarru in the morning, they visited the community market garden and took part in cultural activities in the community.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Scarce travelled to Amata, where they met with the Amata Community Council in the afternoon.  Later, the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited the local community store and the Amata Family Wellbeing Centre.  Upon meeting with members of the Amata Bombers football team, the Governor was presented with a special football guernsey with the number one on the back.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Scarce travelled to Umuwa.

On the first day of their visit to the APY Lands, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Scarce travelled on Monday morning to Kalka and met with Community Chairperson Ms Milyka Paddy and local women over morning tea at the Kalka Arts Centre.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Scarce visited the health clinic at Pipalyatjara.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Scarce travelled to Watarru, where they were guests at a  barbeque dinner with the local community.