Vice-Regal News

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the Travellers’ Aid Society in South Australia.

In the afternoon at Marion, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and placed a wreath at the Coral and Balmoral commemoration ceremony organised by the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation South Australian Branch.

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

In the evening at St Mark’s College, North Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Inaugural JC Bannon Oration delivered by Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d).

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

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the afternoon the Governor received Ms Elizabeth Perry, President and Chairman of the Board and Mr Peter Siebels, Vice President, Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, followed by a luncheon with members of the Board.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of the Australian Red Cross – South Australian Division.

Afterwards at Fullarton, the Governor attended the Impact100 SA 2019 Grants Award Night.

On Tuesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor met with Board Members and Staff of the Multicultural Communities Council of SA, followed by a tour of the premises.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - South Australia 2019 Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Awards.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Council of Education Associations of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the 77th Anniversary Coral Sea commemorative service, organised by the Australian American Association in South Australia.

Afterwards at Goodwood, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 7th Goodwood Greek Festival organised by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation, attended the Chairman’s function and tossed the coin for the Breakthrough Round between Adelaide and Fremantle.

On Saturday evening at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the American Australian Association, attended a function marking the 77th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

On Friday afternoon in Nurioopta, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering and officially opened the BBBFM Community Radio Station and afterwards presented long-service awards to members of staff of Barossa Village aged care facility.

In the morning in Mile End, Mrs Le toured the exhibition ‘A Celebration of Aprons’ hosted by the Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for committee members of the GriefLink.

During the day students from St Andrew's School toured Government House.

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

Afterwards in Tonsley, the Governor toured the Global Centre for Modern Ageing, followed by a tour of the Tonsley Innovation District.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a reception to celebrate the anniversary of Colonel William Light’s Birthday, hosted by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor.

Later at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor addressed the gathering at the Maxima graduation and awards ceremony.

Tuesday afternoon, the Governor toured the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons in Adelaide and met with staff, clients and volunteers; and afterwards toured the Dame Roma Mitchell Gardens at Thebarton.

In the evening at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Governor addressed the gathering at the presentation of ‘Kingston’s Vision: Australia’s earliest and most enigmatic piece of furniture’ hosted by ArtLab Australia.

During the day students from Grant High School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The South Australian Country Women’s Association.

In the afternoon, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Michael Koledziejski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland; Ms Gosia Hill, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in South Australia; Dr Andrew Czechowicz, Chair, Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence Committee; Mr Edward Dudzinski, President, Federation of Polish Organisations in SA; and Ms Gosia Skalban OAM, President, Polish Women’s Association in Adelaide, followed by a luncheon.

On Monday afternoon at the Adelaide Airport, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le inspected the new Royal Flying Doctors Service Medi-Jet 24 at the welcome and arrival event hosted by The Royal Flying Doctors Service – Central Operations.

 

On Sunday morning at the Tandanya National Cultural Institute, Adelaide, the Governor attended the Police Foundation Day event organised by South Australia Police.

Later at Victoria Square, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 2019 Indofest Together in Harmony event organised by the Australian Indonesian Association of South Australia.

In the evening at Modbury, the Governor was escorted on a tour of the 4th Vaisakhi Mela by Mr Rajesh Kumar Thakur, President of the Punjab Aussie Association of South Australia, and met with volunteers, stall holders and guests.

Later at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, the Governor attended a special multi-faith Mass for the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

On Saturday afternoon at Goolwa Wharf, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2019 South Australian Wooden Boat Festival and was escorted on a cruise of the Goolwa Channel on board the Paddle Steamer Oscar W organised by the Alexandrina Council

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

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le a tribute at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, organised by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, received the salute at the ANZAC Day Commemorative March and afterwards placed a wreath at the ANZAC Day Service of Remembrance at The Cross of Sacrifice, Pennington Gardens, North Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Service representatives and others associated with the ANZAC Day commemorations.

On Wednesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor joined the International Guide Dog Day Parade, which was followed by a celebratory function in the grounds of Government House.

Later at St Peters, the Governor addressed the guests, unveiled a plaque and placed a wreath at the official rededication of the St Peters Heroes Memorial organised by the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received the President of the Australia Sri Lanka Association and representatives of the Sri Lankan community in South Australia to express deep sympathy to members of the community and condolences to the families of the victims of the Easter Sunday massacre in Sri Lanka.

In the evening at the Tandanya National Cultural Institute, Adelaide, the Governor officially opened the ‘Vietnam – One In, All In’ exhibition organised by Country Arts SA.

In the evening at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, the Governor attended the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil Memorial Ceremony and met with young representatives and cadets from participating youth organisations.  The ceremony was organised by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch) and the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil Committee.

On Sunday morning the Governor attended Easter Sunday Mass at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.

On Saturday afternoon at Oakbank, His Excellency the Governor presented a trophy at the Oakbank Racing Club’s 2019 Easter Racing Carnival.

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

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr David Sanders, President and Mrs Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive, Royal Zoological Society of SA, followed by a luncheon with members of the Board.

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

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a celebration hosted by The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia together with The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor, in honour of the 2019 AFLW Premiers - Adelaide Football Club.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the Queen Adelaide Club.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received His Excellency Mr Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador of Japan to Australia and Madame Masako Takahashi; Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne; Mr Adam Wynn, Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Adelaide; Mr Kazuki Nakamura, Second Secretary, Protocol and Political, Embassy of Japan; Ms Sally Townsend, Commissioner, South Australia - Japan and Korea; and Ms Liz Hawkins, Director of Programming, Development and Venue Sales, Adelaide Festival Centre, followed by a luncheon

On Sunday aftenoon at the Adelaide Central Market, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a celebration of 150 years of the Market hosted by the Adelaide Central Market Authority

On Saturday afternoon at Tusmore, Mrs Le presented trophies and officially opened The Rose Society of South Australia’s 2019 Autumn Rose Show.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Captain Jonathan Ley, Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide III, Royal Australian Navy, and Commander Andrew Burnett ADC, Commanding Officer, Royal Australian Navy – Navy Headquarters, South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor presented awards at the 2019 Peer Graduation and Awards night.

In the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans’ Association Australia Inc - SA and NT Branch.

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

Later at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours.

Afterwards the Governor presided over a further meeting of the Executive Council to issue a writ for the election of 6 Senators for South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received The Honourable Mr Tung Ngo MLC, Co-Chair, Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association, Mr Tony Rosella and Ms Ash Badios, artists for the monument.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Senior Constable First Class Jaqueline Hatcher, Constable Paul Drayson, Constable Catherine Scholz and Constable Lynda Martin from the Band of South Australia Police, which has provided incidental music during the investiture ceremonies over the past two weeks.

In the evening at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2019 Employer Support Awards hosted by the Defence Reserves Support Council – South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours, including Public Service, Australian Fire Service, Australian Corrections, Emergency Service and Ambulance Service Medals.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Ms Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment; Mr Malcolm Jackman, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission and Mrs Kristen Jackman; Mr David Brown, Chief Executive, Department for Correctional Services; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service and Mrs Melanie Beattie; Mr Michael Morgan AFSM, Chief Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service and Mrs Colleen Morgan; Mr Andrew Stark, Deputy Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service and Mrs Cathy Stark; Mr David Place, Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service and Mrs Colleen Place; and Ms Carolyn Sladden, SA Representative to the Council for the Order of Australia.

On Monday afternoon at Port Adelaide Uniting Church, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the launch of the Uniting SA centenary celebration.

On Sunday afternoon at Seacliff, the Governor addressed the gathering and officially opened the 2019 Songkran Festival, organised by The Thai Festival and Cultural Association of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance at the Adelaide Festival Centre.