Vice-Regal News

On Friday afternoon His Excellency and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

In the evening the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, and as guests of Alliance Française d'Adelaide, officially opened the 2016 Bonjour Adelaide French Market at the Unley Soldiers' Memorial Gardens

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for Brisbane, Queensland.

The Governor has appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from the morning of Thursday 17th November 2016 until the afternoon of Friday 18th November 2016.

In the morning at Government House, Her Excellency, Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at Government House Brisbane, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner in honour of the

90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, and Mrs Kaye de Jersey.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Dave Gordge, State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In the evening the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of Foodbank South Australia.

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

Also in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le, who is an Honorary Member, hosted a morning tea for Queen Adelaide Club committee members.

In the evening at the Intercontinental Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at a reception for the Consular Corps of South Australia.

Later at the Santos Conservation Centre, Mrs Le attended the book launch of ‘The Road Less Travelled (and being curious)’ by Ms Heather Caddick.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, who is Chief Patron of the United Nations Association – South Australia Division, received Major General (Rtd) Michael Smith AO, National President, and Mrs Lidia Moretti, National Vice-President.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of Co-Opera. 

During the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday morning in Walkerville, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of The Scottish Association of South Australia, attended the annual Kirkin’ of the Tartan service at St Andrew’s Anglican Church.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor, who is Patron-in-Chief of the United Nations Association of Australia – South Australia Division, attend the United Nations Day dinner.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the 2016 Credit Union Christmas Pageant.

Later in Light Square, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 12th Korean Culture and Food Festival.

In the evening at the Warradale Barracks, the Governor, who is Representative Colonel of the 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment, attended the Battalion Dinner.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor planted a cross in memory of the fallen and then attended a Service of Remembrance at the South Australian National War Memorial, where the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le placed a tribute. 

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

Also in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le received Mrs Sue Meredith.

During the day students from St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of The Repat Foundation – The Road Home, attended a Remembrance business breakfast.

Later, at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a garden reception for representatives of organisations of which the Governor and Mrs Le are patrons or honorary members. 

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

On Tuesday afternoon His Excellency and Mrs Le, who are joint patrons of UNESCO Clubs - Adelaide Chapter, attended a reception where the Governor addressed guests and presented the 2016 Adelaide Achievement Awards.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, who is Patron-in-Chief of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and presented awards at the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards for South Australia.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the National Chairman and committee members of AVVRG.

Also in the morning Mrs Le, as patron of Soroptimist International – Region of South Australia, attended the Rosie Batty Roadshow breakfast at the Adelaide Town Hall.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for Her Excellency Ms Unni Klovstad, Ambassador of Norway.  Guests include Mr Petter Carlmark, Honorary Consul of Norway, Mr Kristian Sims, President, Scandinavian Association of South Australia and Dr Petter Naessan, Research Associate, Linguistics, University of Adelaide.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates of the Asian Productivity Organisation Multi-Country Study Mission.

On Sunday at Goolwa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Alexandrina Community Hub, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the Alexandrina Council, Mr Keith Parkes.

In the late afternoon at the Alan Scott Theatre, Adelaide, the Governor, as patron of The Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch, addressed the guests and officially opened the Multi-faith celebration.

On Saturday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the sailing season at Outer Harbor.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, as patron of the Australian Chinese Medical Association Foundation, addressed the guests at a Gala dinner.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for students who participated in the 2016 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize Study Tour to Vietnam.

In the afternoon the Governor received His Excellency Dr Mykola Kulinich, Ambassador of Ukraine and Mr Frank Fursenko, President, Association of Ukrainians in South Australia.

In the evening at Sacred Heart College Senior School, the Governor, as patron, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2016 Debating SA Awards reception.

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

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

Afterwards the Governor received Mrs Barbara Medhusrt OAM and Mr Tim Ferguson from The Scottish Association of South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the War Widows' Guild of Australia (SA).

In the evening at Parliament House, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council with members of the Legislative Council.

During the day students from The Heights School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Commander Patrick O'Brien ADC RAN, Commanding Officer and Commander Andrew Burnett RAN, incoming Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters South Australia.

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Creagh O'Connor AM, Chair, and Mr Mark Gilbert, Director of Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd.

On Tuesday evening at the Art Gallery of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially named gallery 3a of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Elder Wing of Australian Art the “Gwinnett Gallery”.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Her Excellency Mrs Lilianne Plouman, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Trade, Kingdom of the Netherlands; Mr Guido Landheer, Deputy Director-General Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr Willem Cosijn, Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia, and accompanying delegation.

In the evening the Governor, as patron of The Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2016 Student Citizenship Awards.

During the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday morning in Findon, the Governor, as Chief Scout, addressed the guests and presented the Queen’s Scout, Baden Powell and Adult Recognition Awards for Scouts Australia - South Australian Branch.

In the afternoon at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2016 Graduation Ceremony of the SA Ambulance Service.

Also in the afternoon at the Barossa Chateau, Lyndoch, Mrs Le attended the launch of a series of art exhibitions hosted by the Chateau followed by a High Tea with members of the Rose Society.

On Saturday afternoon in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as Deputy Prior of St John Ambulance South Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2016 Awards Day Ceremony.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner and concert to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

On Friday morning at Magill, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and presented certificates at the Norwood Morialta High School Year 12 graduation ceremony.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, as patron of StudyAdelaide, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests and presented awards at the Governor’s Farewell for International Students.

In the evening in Adelaide, the Governor, as patron of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, officially opened the ‘Proud to be 160’ exhibition.

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

Afterwards the Governor convened the final interview selection process for the selection of the 2017 Rhodes Scholar for South Australia.  The Selection Committee included Professor John Watson, Deputy National Secretary Rhodes Australia, Dr S Wells, Deputy Chair, Dr D Clode, Dr N Betts, Mr R Whitington QC, Ms A Heyworth and Mr W Spurr AO, and was attended by Professor J Williams and Dr J Chalker, State Secretaries of SA Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

In the afternoon the Governor hosted the announcement of the Rhodes Scholar for 2017.

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

In the evening, the Governor hosted a dinner for the South Australian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee members and short-listed candidates.

During the day students from Fairview Park Primary School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Golden Grove, His Excellency the Governor met with students and toured the Concept 2 Creation Expo.

In the afternoon the Governor attended the launch of the Museum Pathways - Skills and Employment Training program at the South Australian Museum.

On Sunday the public rooms of Government House were opened for viewing by members of the community as part of the Open State program.

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

On Tuesday afternoon in London, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le were received by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

On Monday His Excellency the Governor continued his official visit and returned to London.

In the afternoon the Governor met with The Honourable Mike Rann AC.

During the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday morning in Paris, His Excellency the Governor met with His Excellency Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO, Australian Ambassador to France and Mr George Mina, Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Paris.

In the evening at the Cercle National des Armées, the Governor attended a South Australian Defence reception, followed by a South Australian Gala dinner.