Vice-Regal News

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 in Jerusalem in South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Variety Gala Performance of the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Stephen Mullighan MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.

Afterwards, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Alberton Oval, the Governor attended the opening ceremony for 2015 Aboriginal Power Cup.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a ceremony at Government House for the presentation of the insignia and warrant relating to a Bravery Medal awarded to the Late Ms Jacinta-Leigh Fullerton to Ms Fullerton’s great-grandfather, Mr Noel Fullerton.

In the evening in Franklin Street, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le and as guests of the Conservation Council South Australia, addressed the gathering and, together with the Honourable Ian Hunter MLC, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, formally opened the new multipurpose environment hub “The Joinery”.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received the Honourable Justice Geoffrey Nettle of the High Court of Australia, who was accompanied by his associate, Mr Thomas Bland, and Mr Jamie Fox, Secretary to the Federal Executive Council.

In the presence of His Honour, the Governor took and subscribed the Oaths of Allegiance and Office to enable him to act, if called upon, as Administrator of the Commonwealth.

 

 

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Gurshminder Singh, President, Punjabi Cultural Association of South Australia.

In the evening at Felixstow, as guests of Mrs Orietta Borgia, the Acting Consul of Italy, the Governor and
Mrs Le attended a gala dinner in celebration of the Italian National Day.

On Monday evening, at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the tenth anniversary of the Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Centenary of Anzac Family and Community Tribute at Strathalbyn Uniting Church, which included a service at the Strathalbyn War Monument, and an afternoon tea with members of the community in the Church Hall.

On Saturday afternoon at Evanston, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International Australia 2015 National Convention Luncheon.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch), placed a wreath as part of the Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial in Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Plympton, Mrs Le participated in a panel discussion at the 5th Annual Leading Ladies’ Luncheon hosted by The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of SA, of which the Governor is patron.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le were guests of honour at the 2015 Queen's Birthday Dinner at The Adelaide Club, at which the Governor responded to the Loyal Toast.

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

Later at North Adelaide, the Governor, as a Custodian of Vision for Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2015, underwent an eye test and macular check organised by Macular Disease Foundation Australia.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers within
Lions Clubs International Districts 201 C1 and C2.

Later at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor, as patron of the Helpmann Academy, and Mrs Le attended the 2015 Jazz Awards Dinner.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Adelaide Airport, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le officially farewelled His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand and Her Excellency Lady Janine Mateparae at the end of their official visit to South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, as patron of Parkinson's South Australia, and accompanied by Mrs Le, welcomed guests at the Reception for the National Conference of Parkinson's Australia.

In the morning students from Modbury High School toured Government House.

 

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Operation Flinders Foundation, received Mr Mike Terlet AO, Chairman and Mr John van Ruth, Chief Executive Officer.

Later, the Governor and Mrs Le undertook an industry visit to Macro Meats at Athol Park.

In the afternoon, His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, and Her Excellency Lady Janine Mateparae arrived to stay at Government House.

Later, the Governor, as Representative Colonel of the 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment, toured the Australian Army’s Warradale Barracks and viewed demonstrations.

In the evening, at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received Their Excellencies the Governor-General of New Zealand and Lady Mateparae, and afterwards hosted a dinner in their honour.  Other guests included Ms L Rose, Honorary Vigneron, Barons of Barossa and Mr W Roesler; Dr L Read, Member of the Economic Development Board and Chief Scientist of South Australia and Mr J Ballard; and Mr M Wohlstadt, Chair, Barossa Food.

 

 

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Zoe Bettison MP, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, and The Honourable Grace Portolesi, Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission.

Later in the morning, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate Africa Day 2015.

In the late morning, the Governor received members of a Chinese film industry delegation visiting Adelaide as part of an Ausfilm China Inbound Familiarisation Tour.

In the evening, as patron, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of awards at the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

On Saturday morning in Osborne, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Official Launch Ceremony of the first Air Warfare Destroyer, “Hobart”.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le as guests of the Adelaide Appeals Committee attended the Adelaide Appeals Committee Charity Race Day Lunch at the Morphettville Racecourse.

In the evening, the Governor, as a guest of the State Opera of South Australia, attended the opening night of “Don Giovanni” at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

On Friday, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit in the Copper Coast.

In the morning, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Wallaroo War Memorial. During a brief service of remembrance, His Excellency laid a wreath at the Memorial. The Governor and Mrs Le viewed the Avenue of Honour before Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

Later at Moonta, as a guest of the District Council of the Copper Coast, the Governor officially opened the 2015 Kernewek Lowender.

In the afternoon, Mrs Le attended the funeral service for the late Dr David Game AO.

On Thursday morning, His Excellency the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Thursday, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their regional visit in the Copper Coast.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le were given a tour of the Kadina Memorial School by the Principal Mr Dean Angus, before meeting with student leaders and staff.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of Venning Engineering.

In the afternoon, at the Vietnam Veteran’s Club Rooms in Moonta, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a luncheon with the Vietnam Veterans and RSL members.

Following lunch, the Governor and Mrs Le visited a Miners Cottage in Moonta Mines before touring the Moonta Mines Uniting Church where they met with current elders and parishioners of the church.

The Governor and Mrs Le then toured the Moonta Mines Museum.

In the early evening, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Apex Copper Coast Retreat Units for Cancer Patients in Wallaroo, before being hosted for dinner by members of the Apex Club in one of the units.

 

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for a regional visit to the Copper Coast.

In the afternoon at the Kadina Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Mayor of the District Council of the Copper Coast, Mr Paul Thomas, and the Mayoress Mrs Kathryn Thomas. Afterwards, as guests of Mr Brian and Mrs Lyndall Bussenschutt, they toured the Triple B Farms in Paskeville.

In the evening in Wallaroo, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Civic dinner hosted by the Mayor and Mayoress, with community representations from across the Copper Coast region.

The Governor has appointed The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, to be Governor’s Deputy from Wednesday 20th May 2015 until Friday 22nd May 2015.

On Tuesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, officially opened the National Executive Meeting of the Defence Force Welfare Association (SA Branch).

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor, as patron of Education Adelaide, received a group of education agents visiting from Myanmar and Vietnam.

 Afterwards the Governor received Mr Antonio Favaro of the Rotary Club of Dili, East Timor.

 In the evening in Adelaide, as guests of the Australian Defence Force Health Service Memorial Committee, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Service for the lighting of the Memorial, before unveiling a plaque and laying a wreath.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the students participating in the 2015 National Schools Debating Championships.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the 2015 National Volunteer Week celebration hosted by The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor, as Representative Colonel of The Royal South Australia Regiment - 10th/27th Battalion, received Regimental Sergeant Major Mick Reyne and Captain Tom Moore.

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

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia; Mr Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, France, and Ms Sue Crafter, Honorary Consul of France in South Australia, who later joined the Governor and Mrs Le for a luncheon along with Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President of The University of Adelaide; Mr Ray Borda, Managing Director of Macro Meats; and Mr Jean Vittot, Managing Director of Pellenc Australia.

Later in the afternoon members of the Rotary District 9520 Timor-Leste English Language Teacher Training Project toured Government House, and before being received by the Governor and Mrs Le.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of Cure4CF Foundation.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to Coober Pedy.   In the morning the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Coober Pedy War Memorial, followed by morning tea with members of the Returned and Services League of Australia – Coober Pedy Sub Branch in the RSL Hall, before returning to Adelaide in the afternoon.

Later at Centennial Park, the Governor attended the funeral service for the late Private William Hurtle Schmitt AM, ex-serviceman of the 2/3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion.

In the late afternoon Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d) and Sir Jonathan Mills AO FRSE arrived to stay at Government House.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.  Guests included Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston, Special Adviser of the ANZAC Centenary Program, Sir Jonathan Mills, Creative Advisor of the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, and representatives from arts and culture organisations.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to Coober Pedy with a visit to Coober Pedy Area School, followed by a tour of Umoona Aged Care facility and morning tea with residents.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le attended a lunch with His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Coober Pedy, Mr Stephen Staines, and Councillor Peter Pantelis, Proprietor of the Outback Bar and Grill; followed by a tour in the afternoon of the dugout of Councillor Peter Pantelis and Mrs Santina Pantelis.

Later in the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le met with Coober Pedy Mine Rescue and State Emergency Service volunteers at the Coober Pedy Emergency Headquarters for a briefing on operations.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited the St Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church and the Underground Serbian Orthodox Church, followed by a tour of the dugout of Mr Yanni and Mrs Cristina Athanasiadis.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le toured Breakaways Conservation Park, followed by a dinner hosted by the Mayor of the District Council of Coober Pedy at the Desert Cave Hotel.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for a regional visit to Coober Pedy.

In the afternoon at the Desert Cave Hotel, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a lunch with His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Coober Pedy, Mr Stephen Staines.

Later, as guests of The St Vincent de Paul Society (SA), the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the Coober Pedy Vinnies Centre, after which the Governor and Mrs Le made presentations to volunteers and undertook a tour of the centre, followed by an afternoon tea.

In the late afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le toured the opal fields and visited an operating opal mine.

In the evening at Tom and Mary’s Greek Taverna Restaurant, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner with Reverend Father Brian Mathews, Parish Priest Coober Pedy, and staff and volunteers of The St Vincent de Paul Society (SA).

The Governor has appointed The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, to be Governor’s Deputy from Monday 11th May 2015 until Wednesday 13th May 2015.

On Saturday morning at the Dutch Social Welfare Club, in Greenfield, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering and laid a wreath at the 70th Netherlands Liberation Day and Remembrance Day Service, as guests of the Netherlands Ex-Servicemen and Women's Association in Australia.

On behalf of the people of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor has written to His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge KG KT and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge to extend congratulations on the birth of their daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

On Friday, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to the Barossa Valley.

In the morning, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, laid a wreath at the Nuriootpa RSL War Memorial, before joining Nuriootpa and Tanunda RSL Members, Legacy Ladies and representatives from eight local schools for morning tea.

Afterwards at Tanunda, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed a school assembly at Faith Lutheran College, before undertaking a brief tour of the school.

Later, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities and buildings at Rockford Wines.

In the afternoon in Nuriootpa, the Governor and Mrs Le visited Maggies Beer’s Farm Shop and received a briefing on the operations of the site before being hosted for lunch by Ms Maggie Beer AM, Proprietor/General Manager.

Later, the Governor and Mrs Le visited and toured the premises of the Barossa Valley Cheese Company and McEvoy Mitchell Racing in Angaston, and viewed the Hill and Son Grand Organ in the Tanunda Soldiers Memorial Hall, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.  Afterwards the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

The Governor and Mrs Le then departed Adelaide for a regional visit to the Barossa Valley.

In the late morning at Lyndoch Oval and as guests of the Barossa Council, the Governor and Mrs Le enjoyed morning tea with local emergency service volunteers.

 Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities and operations at the Jacob’s Creek estate, before joining local regional development and industry representatives for a luncheon at the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre.

Later at Nuriootpa, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of Barossa Enterprises, where they met with those supported by the organisation.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of Seppeltsfield Winery and visited the onsite Jam Factory Shop.

 In the evening at the Vine Inn Hotel/Motel in Nuriootpa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the 2015 Sir Condor Laucke Oration at a meeting of the Lions Club of the Barossa Valley.

On Wednesday morning at Ascot Park, Mrs Le, as patron of The Cottage Homes Incorporated, addressed guests and formally opened the organisation’s new cottages.

On Tuesday morning at the Bridgestone Leukaemia Foundation Village, Northfield, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering and presented certificates at The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia Volunteer Service Awards event, followed by a tour of the village.

 In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Michael Mann AM, Chancellor, Torrens University Australia.

 In the evening the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for The Council of Education Associations of South Australia.

On Monday evening His Excellency the Governor presented certificates at the 20th Annual Graduation Night of the Young Druze Professionals of South Australia 20th Annual Graduation Night at the Payneham Library and Community Centre, Felixstow.

On Sunday morning at the Unley Soldiers Memorial Garden and as guests of The City of Unley, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, inspected the troops of the 10th/27th Battalion who re-enacted a 1915 parade of the 27th Battalion that took place shortly before deployment to Gallipoli, before addressing the gathering at the ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony.

 

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron of the South Australian National Football League, and Mrs Le attended the Chairman’s pre-match function and watched the football match between Port Power and the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval.

 In the evening at the Vietnamese Community Centre, Athol Park, the Governor addressed the guests at the commemoration of King Hung hosted by Vietnamese Community in Australia - SA Chapter.