Vice-Regal News

On Sunday morning at the Australian-American Remembrance Columns, Adelaide Botanical Gardens, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, laid a wreath at the American Australian Association’s service commemorating the Battle of the Coral Sea. 

In the afternoon in Lobethal, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled the Pioneer Family Memorial as part of the Lobethal 175th Anniversary Celebrations, and was then escorted on a tour of the Lobethal Archive and Historical Museum.

Later, at Elder Hall, Adelaide, the Governor, who is Patron of the Adelaide Harmony Choir, and Mrs Le attended the 70th Anniversary Gala Concert.

In the evening at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor, who is Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society (South Australia Branch), accompanied by Mrs Le, read The Queen’s Commonwealth address at a multi-faith celebratory service.

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, of which the Governor is Patron, attended a dinner marking the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presented on loan to Mr Craig Middleton, Curator, Centre of Democracy, and Ms Amy Dale, Curator, History Trust of South Australia, a Sister Basket associated with the 2004 Ngarrindjeri Petition for display at the Centre of Democracy.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the National Executives meeting of the Royal Commonwealth Society, of which the Governor is Patron.

In the evening at the Burnside Community Centre, the Governor, who is Patron, presented awards for the Historical Society of South Australia on the occasion of a lecture by the Honourable Dr Don Hopgood AO.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours and Australian Bravery Decorations.

In the evening in Hindmarsh, the Governor officially opened the Maxima Hindmarsh Head Office.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours and Australian Bravery Decorations, including the Public Service, Australian Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Emergency Services Medals. 

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Group Captain James Blagg, representing the Senior Defence Force Representative – SA and Mrs Suzanne Blagg; Mr Rik Morris, SA Representative to the Council for the Order of Australia; Mr Jason Killens, Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service SA; Mr Greg Crossman AFSM, Chief Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service and Mrs Cindy Crossman; Mr Greg Nettleton, Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service and Ms Terry Foster; Mr Malcolm Jackman, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission and Mrs Kristen Jackman; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, hosted an investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours.  After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant‑Governor of South Australia and Dr Kym Bannister; Group Captain Brendan Rogers CSC, representing the Senior Defence Force Representative – SA and Mrs Sarah Rogers; Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters – SA and Mrs Susan Burnett; Brigadier Mick Burgess, Army Area Representative – SA; Mr Grant Stevens APM, Commissioner of Police and Mrs Emma Stevens; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 2017 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Annual Congress.

In the evening in Felixstow, the Governor presented awards at the Young Druze Professionals of South Australia’s 22nd Annual Graduation night.

On Sunday afternoon on the Pathway of Honour, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled the World War One Army Nursing Service Memorial with the Organisation of Hellene and Hellene-Cypriot Women of Australia (South Australia), then laid a wreath. Afterwards, at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the organisation.

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

Later, in Underdale, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Board and staff members at the Australian Refugee Association, of which the Governor is Patron, at a morning tea.

In the afternoon in Grange, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the Annual Sturt Address during celebrations marking the 222nd birthday anniversary of Captain Charles Sturt at The Charles Sturt Memorial Museum.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Lord Mayoral Reception, in conjunction with the State Government,  to congratulate the Adelaide Crows Women’s Team on being the inaugural Premiers of the Australia Football League’s Women’s competition.

Later, at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor participated in the Service of Installation of The Right Reverend Geoffrey Martyn Smith as the 10th Bishop and 5th Archbishop of Adelaide and Metropolitan South Australia.

On Thursday morning in Salisbury South, His Excellency the Governor toured the operations of Michell Wool.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a Lord Mayoral Reception to mark Colonel William Light’s Birthday.

Later, at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for representatives from sporting organisations in South Australia, including Sport SA, Gymnastics SA, Croquet SA, Ice Hockey SA, Netball SA, Boxing SA, Kodokan Judo Association, Swimming SA, Equestrian South Australia, Basketball SA, Archery SA, Table Tennis SA, Skate SA, SA Olympic Council, Canoe SA, Badminton SA, SA Ice Skating Association, Fencing SA, Diving SA, SA Cricket Association, Baseball SA, Athletics SA and Golf SA.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council. Later, the Governor, who is patron of the Guide Dogs Association of South Australia and Northern Territory, accompanied by Mrs Le, participated in the International Guide Dog Day Paws Parade through the city, before addressing the guests and presenting awards at a gathering of participants in the grounds of Government House.

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor received Ms MaryEllen Miller, as Australia's next Ambassador to Denmark, with non-resident accreditation to Iceland and Norway.

In the evening in Tea Tree Gully, the Governor addressed the guests and made presentations at the Rotary Club of Tea Tree Gully’s Joint Service Clubs Annual Dinner.

On Tuesday morning, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch), of which His Excellency is Patron, placed a wreath and a tribute respectively at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the National War Memorial, Adelaide.

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 Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor visited the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, of which he is Patron-in-Chief, at the Freemasons Lodge, Adelaide. Whilst in attendance, the Governor met with Board and staff members, researchers and students, and was briefed on the program.

In the evening at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of The Returned & Services League of Australia (SA Branch), of which the Governor is Patron, attended the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil Memorial Ceremony and met with young representatives and cadets from participating youth organisations.

During the day volunteers from the City of Onkaparinga’s Social Connections Program toured Government House.

On Sunday, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially unveiled the Soldiers’ Memorial and laid a wreath during a commemoration ceremony at Wandearah Cemetery. The Governor and Mrs Le were then escorted on a tour of the Wandearah Hall Broughton Plains Museum as guests of the Broughton Plains Heritage Society.

On Saturday morning at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor laid a wreath at a commemorative service with the visiting Hellenic Presidential Guard honouring the relationship between ANZAC and Greek forces.

Later, at Goolwa Wharf, the Governor officially opened the 2017 South Australian Wooden Boat Festival and was escorted on a cruise of the Goolwa Channel on board the Paddle Steamer Oscar W, as a guest of Alexandrina Council.

In the afternoon at the Burnside Community Centre, Mrs Le, who is Patron of The Rose Society of South Australia, presented awards and toured the exhibitions at the Autumn Rose Show.

In the evening at Golden Grove High School, the Governor addressed the gathering and presented awards at the Ugadi 2017 celebrations of the Telugu Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Brigadier Mick Burgess,  Army Area Representative - South Australia , 9th Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel Trent Burnard, Commanding Officer, The Royal South Australia Regiment - 10th/27th Battalion.

In the afternoon the Governor received Brigadier Tim Hanna AM, President, Returned and Services League of Australia – South Australia Branch.

In the evening at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor, who is Patron, and Mrs Le attended the Repat Foundation - The Road Home’s  2017 Anzac Commemorative Event.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received representatives from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, Housing SA, Hutt Street Centre, SYC, Uniting Communities, Baptist Care and the City of Adelaide, and was briefed on the new Inner City Street Crew program, supporting the homeless in and around the city of Adelaide.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted His Excellency Mr Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France, Ambassador of France, The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese and the Lady Mayoress, Ms Genevieve Theseira-Haese, and Mr Brian Fahy APM, President, Alliance Française d’Adelaïde.

In the evening, at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor attended the 2017 Local Government Association Council Best Practice Showcase Awards.

During the afternoon members of The Pioneers Association of South Australia, of which the Governor is Patron, toured Government House.

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

Later at Auchendarroch House, Mount Barker, as part of a visit to the Mount Barker District Council, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Her Worship the Mayor Ms Ann Ferguson, and Mr Andrew Stewart, Chief Executive Officer. After their briefing, the Governor and Mrs Le mingled with elected members, school representatives, volunteers and Australia Day Award recipients at a morning tea. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of local development sites and growth areas.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by Her Worship the Mayor of Mount Barker District Council for luncheon at the Adelaide Hills Wine Centre, Hahndorf.

On Tuesday morning in Salisbury South, His Excellency the Governor met with staff and was escorted on a tour of the operations at Bickford’s Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le received Professor Gregory Crawford, Chairman, and Mrs Tracey Watters, Chief Executive Officer, Palliative Care South Australia, of which Mrs Le is Patron.

Later, the Governor received Mr Rob Stobbe, Chair, and Mr David Bedson, Chief Executive Officer, Asthma Foundation SA, of which he is Patron.

On Monday afternoon, as guests of Oakbank Racing Club, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented trophies to the winning connections at the 2017 Easter Racing Carnival at Oakbank Racecourse.

On Saturday in Normanville, His Excellency the Governor  and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of the 2017 Festival Fleurieu and met with board and staff members, volunteers, stall holders and guests, before the Governor officially opened the Festival.

On Friday morning at Ellis Park, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 30th Annual Australian Sikh Games.

On Wednesday morning in Angle Vale His Excellency the Governor met with the proprietors of Cavallaro Angle Vale Almonds and Costa Produce, and toured the operations.

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor received The Honourable Greg Crafter AO and Sister Mary Ryan of the Saint Mary MacKillop Centre.

In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge 25 years of the Australian Chinese Medical Association of South Australia.

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

Later, in Modbury, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Modbury Hub of scosa, of which he is Chief Patron.

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

Soroptimist International - Region of South Australia, of which she is Patron.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Ms Judy Potter, Chair, Adelaide Festival, Mr David Minear, Chair, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and Mr James Douglas, Director, WOMADelaide Foundation, and partners.

On Monday morning volunteers from the Volunteer Resource Centre, Barossa Council, toured Government House and were hosted by Mrs Le for morning tea.

In the evening, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception at Government House to thank supporters of the Helpmann Academy, of which the Governor is Patron.

On Saturday evening His Excellency the Governor, who is Patron of the South Australian National Football League, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the Chairman’s Match Day Function, followed by watching the Port Adelaide v Adelaide Crows football game at Adelaide Oval.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Wei Yee Soong, President, and Ms Christina Yeow, Committee Member, Malaysia Club of South Australia.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to the West Coast, escorted by Mr Kym Callaghan, Chairman, District Council of Elliston.

In the morning, the Governor and Mrs Le met with community members at the Elliston Men’s Shed. Later, the Governor and Mrs Le received a tour of Elliston Area School and spoke with students. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le enjoyed morning tea with staff and volunteers at the Elliston Community Visitor Information Centre. The Governor and Mrs Le were then escorted on a tour of Elliston Hospital.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Mr Peter Treloar MP, Member for Flinders, and mingled with community members at an informal barbeque. Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of the Coastal Trail and Jetty, followed by a visit to Locks Well.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

On Wednesday morning at the State Administration Centre, Adelaide, Her Excellency, Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to the West Coast, escorted by His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Streaky Bay Mr Travis Barber and Ms Joy Hentschke, Chief Executive Officer.

In the morning, after a tour of the Streaky Bay Foreshore, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of Streaky Bay Area School, followed by a morning tea with community members at the Streaky Bay and Districts Community Complex, where the Governor addressed the gathering.

At luncheon, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by the Mayor, the Chief Executive Officer, and Councillors from the District Council of Streaky Bay.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed on the operations and received a tour of the facilities at Streaky Bay Marine Products and Evans Oysters, before departing for Elliston.

In the evening at the Elliston Golf Club, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a dinner hosted by Mr Kym Callaghan, Chairman, and Mr Phil Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, District Council of Elliston.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their regional visit to the West Coast.

In the morning, accompanied by His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Ceduna, Mr Allan Suter, the Governor and Mrs Le visited Ceduna Area School, and were briefed on speciality programs whilst receiving a tour. Following this, they attended a morning tea with staff, Student Council representatives and the Principal of Crossways Lutheran School.

Afterwards, at Memorial Hall, Ceduna, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and met with members of the Community. Later, at the Ceduna Returned and Services League Hall and War Memorial, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a commemorative service where the Governor laid a wreath.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le were escorted on a tour of Zippel Oysters, where they toured the facilities and enjoyed a tasting. After this, they departed Ceduna for Streaky Bay. Upon arrival at Streaky Bay National Trust Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le met with His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Streaky Bay, Mr Travis Barber, and were escorted on a tour of the museum.

In the evening at Streaky Bay Hotel, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at a dinner hosted by the Mayor and Mrs Barber.

During the day at Government House Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, Governor’s Deputy, received The Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.