Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday afternoon at Gilles Street Primary School, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and unveiled the Gilles Street Primary School World War I Honour Board.

On Monday evening at the InterContinental Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at a reception for the Consular Corps of South Australia.

On Sunday afternoon at the Kooyonga Golf Club, Lockleys, the Governor and Mrs Le, as joint patrons, attended a luncheon for the Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

On Saturday at Renmark, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Renmark Rose Festival.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, Mrs Le attended a 50th Year Reunion Garden Party, hosted by the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association – South Australian Branch, Ladies Committee.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at the Sammy D Foundation Gala Dinner.

On Friday morning at the Waikerie Soldiers Memorial Hall and Institute, Mrs Le judged the Children’s Section of the Waikerie and Districts Community Flower Show, before His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le officially opened the 33rd Waikerie and Districts Community Flower Show.   

Afterwards at Kingston On Murray, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of Banrock Station and Wetland Centre.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, as patron of the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association – South Australian Branch, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at the 50th Year Reunion Battalion Dinner.

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

In the afternoon at Waikerie, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a luncheon with Mr Leon Stasinowsky His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie and Mr Peter Ackland, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of Loxton Waikerie.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited Waikerie Primary School, before receiving a briefing at Solan – Potato Mini Tuber Specialists.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Waikerie Memorial Gardens, before attending an afternoon tea as guests of the Waikerie Returned and Services League of South Australia.

Later in the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le met with members of the Waikerie Men’s Sheds.

In the evening at Waikerie, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a civic reception hosted by Mayor Stasinowsky and Mrs Lynette Stasinowsky.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Carers Association of South Australia, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of Carers SA.

In the evening the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of The Repat Foundation - The Road Home.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Heather Croall, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Fringe.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the award of the first Public Service Medal in South Australia.

During the day, community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday morning at West Beach, the Governor, as patron of the Adelaide Sailing Club, accompanied by Mrs Le, performed the Opening Day Declaration for the 2015/2016 Sailing Season.

In the afternoon at Welland, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Executive Committee of the Cyprus Community of South Australia, attended the 2015 Inaugural Cyprus Festival.

On Saturday afternoon at Goolwa, His Excellency the Governor, as a Honorary Member, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2015/2016 Sailing Season of the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club.

Also in the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le opened the public rooms of Government House for viewing by members of the community as part of Open House Adelaide, presented by the Australian Institute of Architects with the support of History SA.

On Friday afternoon at the Stamford Grand Hotel, His Excellency the Governor opened the annual Colloquium for the Judicial Conference of Australia.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the performance and installation of Kulata Tjuta, which is the result of a collaboration of male artists from seven APY Art Centres and Mr Jonathan Jones, as part of the TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

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

Afterwards at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor addressed guests at the 29th Australian International Education Conference, as a guest of the International Development Program - Education, and the International Education Association Australia.

In the evening at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the launch of TARNANTHI - Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, as guests of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Later at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at the 175th Anniversary Dinner of the South Australian Wine Industry Association.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Pavilion, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Fundraising Institute Australia, officially opened the 2015 State Conference.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, as patron of the Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2015 Student Citizenship Awards.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Wing Commander Ewen Seabrook, Commanding Officer, and Squadron Leader Robyn Evans, Royal Australian Air Force - No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron.

On Monday morning at the South Australian Migration Museum, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened INDOfest 2015, as guests of the Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australia.

On Sunday, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Alexandrina Council and City of Victor Harbor participated in the launch of the Fleurieu Heritage Experience. The Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, cut the ribbon on the Official Carriage of the Cockle Train, before travelling by Cockle Train from Goolwa to Victor Harbor, where the Governor addressed guests at a luncheon. Later in the afternoon, Mrs Le cut the ribbon on the Horse Tram, before the Governor and Mrs Le travelled by Horse Tram to Granite Island.

On Friday morning at the National Wine Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Dignity in Care Australia National Conference 2015.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, as patron of the OzAsia Festival, and Mrs Le toured the Adelaide Night Noodle Markets, before attending a performance of Water Pushes Sand. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Tutti artists and viewed a performance of Tutti Art - Sepeda Lampu.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, German Chief of Navy, and accompanying delegation, including Mr Andy Keough, Chief Executive, Defence SA.

Also in the afternoon, Mrs Le, as patron, received Mr Des Bettcher, President, and committee members of the Orchid Club of South Australia.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, as Honorary Member of the Lions Club of the City of Adelaide, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2015 Lions Children of Courage Awards.

On Wednesday morning at Paskeville, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Yorke Peninsula Field Days. Later, the Governor delivered the official welcome before he and Mrs Le were guests at the Official Luncheon.  

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, as patron of the OzAsia Festival, attended the performance of Spectra, before attending a reception with Ms Keiko Haneda, Consul-General of Japan, and visiting artists from Japan.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service at the South Australia Police Academy, Taperoo.

In the afternoon at Maitland, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at the official opening of the Yorke Peninsula Council Office.

In the evening at Ardrossan, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner hosted by Mr Ray Agnew OAM, His Worship the Mayor of the Yorke Peninsula Council and Mrs Claudia Agnew.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Majesty Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region, and Queen Hemas Hamengku Buwono X, and accompanying delegation, which included Mr Yayan Mulyana, Consul-General of the Republic of Indonesia. Other guests included Mr Michael Abbott AO QC, Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Ms Sue Crafter, and Mr Douglas Gautier, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre.

In the evening at the Giorgio La Molara Community Centre, Payneham, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at the Mid-Autumn Festival Banquet, as guests of the Overseas Chinese Association of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at Newton, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Holy Mary of Montevergine Association South Australia, attended the mass for the Madonna di Montevergine Feast.

In the afternoon at the National Motor Museum, the Governor, as patron of Bay to Birdwood, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the trophy to the winner of the 2015 Bay to Birdwood Concours d'Elegance.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival, the Governor, as patron of the OzAsia Festival, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at a reception prior to viewing the 2015 Moon Lantern Festival.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the 2015 OzAsia Festival.

In the afternoon at Victor Harbor, the Governor, as patron of the Royal Association of Justices, addressed guests and presented awards at an afternoon tea celebrating 50 years of community service by justices of the peace in the fleurieu region, as a guest of the Fleurieu Group of Justices, Royal Association of Justices of South Australia.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, Administrator of the State presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Also in the morning at Adelaide Zoo, the Administrator of the Commonwealth officially opened the National Adult Literacy Conference, as guests of the South Australian Council for Adult Literacy.  

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Administrator, as patron of the Carbine Club of South Australia, attended the 2015 South Australian National Football League Grand Final Luncheon.

Later at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the OzAsia Festival.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, as patron of Meals on Wheels South Australia, opened the National Conference for the Australian Meals on Wheels Association.

In the evening at Government House, the Administrator and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Mr Deddy Mizwar, Vice Governor of West Java, and Mrs Giselawati Wiranegara, and accompanying delegation, which included Mr Yayan Mulyana, Consul-General of the Republic of Indonesia. Other guests included The Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Investment and Trade and Mr Michael Abbott AO QC, Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth received Mr Adrian Vatovec, Honorary Consul of Slovenia.

In the evening at Campbelltown, the Administrator, as patron, and Mrs Le toured Lighthouse Disability housing and met with residents and staff members.

During the day, students from Woodville High School toured Government House.

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from 2:00 pm on Monday 21st September until 3:00 pm on Thursday 24th September. The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis has been appointed as Administrator of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Monday evening at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers and supporters of Foodbank South Australia.

During the day, community volunteers and students from Swallowcliffe Primary School toured Government House.  

On Sunday afternoon at Port Adelaide, the Governor, as a guest of the Madonna dei Martiri-Molfetta Club South Australia, attended the annual blessing of the fishing fleet mass.

On Saturday afternoon at the Reedbeds Community Centre, Fulham, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Welcome to Australia organisation, the Honourable Paul Caica MP, Member for Colton, and His Worship the Mayor of the City of West Torrens, the Honourable John Trainer OAM, met with members of the community attending a welcome barbeque for new migrants in the local area.

In the afternoon at Stepney, Mrs Le addressed guests, unveiled a plaque and took part in a tree planting ceremony at the Women’s Community Centre South Australia’s showcase afternoon.

In the evening at the San Giorgio La Molara Club, Payneham, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner of the Associazione Molisani Adelaide South Australia.