Vice-Regal News

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

Afterwards at the South Australian Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of South Australian Museum, undertook the virtual reality tour “David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive”.

In the afternoon at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, the Governor officially launched the exhibition ‘Illusion’ hosted by the University of South Australia – The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Graham Fletcher, Australian Ambassador-Designate to China.

On Tuesday afternoon at the Art Gallery of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor presented certificates to graduates at the 2019 Adelaide Central School of Art’s Graduation Ceremony.

In the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the Australian Red Cross – South Australia Division.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus CSC, Immediate Past President, and Dr Clare Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Minda.

On Sunday morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a special act of worship to celebrate St Peter's Day.

In the afternoon at Kooyonga Golf Club, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Rotary District 9500 change-over function

On Saturday morning at Christ Church North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered a reading at The Order of Saint John Knights Hospitaller Australasia - Priory of South Australia’s 2019 Investiture, followed by a function in the afternoon at The Pavilion.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, who is Deputy Prior, and Mrs Le, hosted an Investiture ceremony for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in South Australia.

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

In the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for The Rose Society of South Australia.

During the day, students from Portside Christian College toured Government House.

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

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Rotary Club of Adelaide’s annual Presidential change-over function.

During the day, students from Magill Primary School and Thomas More College toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at the Bob Hawke Centre, His Excellency the Governor presented awards and launched the University of South Australia’s Research Report 'Demographic Profile of SA Refugee Youth Population'.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received the 2018 Australian Export Award Winners: Mr Ian Hongell, Chief Winemaker and Mr Andrew Tierney, Export Director, Torbreck Vintners, Barossa Valley, and Mr Andy Will, Group General Manager and Mr Garry Thompson, Managing Director, SEAPA & Garon Plastics, followed by a luncheon.

Later Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the War Widows' Guild of Australia (SA).

During the day, students from St Anthony's School toured Government House

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Orchid Club of South Australia.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for Her Excellency the Honourable Dame Annette King, High Commissioner for New Zealand and Mr Ray Lind, and Commander Stephen Lenik RNZN, Naval Adviser, New Zealand Defence Force – Canberra.

On Sunday afternoon at Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Navy League of Australia – South Australia Division’s annual function.

In the afternoon, as Deputy Prior of St John Ambulance Australia South Australia, the Governor attended the Annual Service of Rededication at St Augustine's Church, Unley.

On Saturday morning, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Teo Chew Association Guildhall and Guan Gong Temple at Woodville West.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor attended the Port Adelaide Football Club’s 2019 Santos Aboriginal Power Cup awards ceremony

On Friday morning at Mawson Lakes, His Excellency the Governor unveiled a plaque at the official opening of the Maple Leaf School, University of South Australia.

Later in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival and the crew of the Paddle Steamer Oscar W.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mrs Kathryn House, Chairperson of the Impact100 South Australia Management Committee; and committee members Mr Geoffrey Day AM, Mrs Julia Steele Scott, Mrs Rachael McEvoy, Ms Allison Kane, Ms Ailsa Young and Mrs Ellen Edmonds-Wilson, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at The Freemasons Hall, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque at the official opening of the Masonic Charities hosted by The Masonic Charities Trust.

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

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch World Refugee Day 2019.

In the afternoon the Governor received Dr Sorayya Martin, Board Member, Mahmood Martin Foundation.

In the evening at the Hawke Building, Adelaide, the Governor delivered the opening address at the 2019 Australian Refugee Association Oration ‘I Belong’ hosted by the University of South Australia’s Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Australian Refugee Association.

On Wednesday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a morning tea to welcome delegates from the Perfect China Incentive Group. 

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Mrs Marion McCall OAM, President, and members of The Mother’s Union in the Diocese of Adelaide.

In the afternoon, the Governor received Mr Martyn Hagan, Australian Electoral Officer for South Australia and Mr Paul Hawes, Director of Operations for South Australia from the Australian Electoral Commission, for the Returning of the Writ for the election of Senators for South Australia.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Able Australia and a graduation ceremony for the Deafblind Communication Guide Training Program.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their Vice Regal regional visit to Roxby Downs and Andamooka.

In the morning at St Barbara’s Parish School, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the students at the school assembly and toured the facilities.  Later the Governor and Mrs Le visited Roxbylink and toured the facilities, and afterwards met with Mr Geoff Whitbread, Administrator and Mr Roy Blight, Chief Executive Officer, Roxby Council.

In the afternoon at the Tuckerbox Hotel, Andamooka, the Governor and Mrs Le met with Mr John Smirnios, Chairman, Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association (APOMA) and committee members and students from Andamooka Primary School.  Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le views the ‘Arty Andamooka’ Pop Up and multicultural history display of the town.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le joined the APOMA Community Bus for a guided tour of the town including the Andamooka Opal Showroom, an underground Opal and Mineral Museum, the Post Office, Dukes Guest House, APOMA Office, Community Hall, Arid Explorers Garden, Yacht Club and historical cottages, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

During the day, students from Rose Park Primary School toured Government House

On Monday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their Vice Regal regional visit to Roxby Downs and Andamooka.

In the morning at Roxby Downs Area School, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, met with school leaders and addressed the students at the school assembly.  Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Olympic Dam Mine and met Mr Geoff Whitbread, Administrator of Roxby Council, Mr Paul Cuthbert, General Manager of Mining and Ms Emily Perry, Head of Corporate Affairs, BHP Olympic Dam.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Arid Recovery Offices and Reserve.

In the evening at Dunes Café at Roxbylink, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le addressed the guests at a community reception hosted by the Roxby Council.  Later at Roxby Downs Community Club, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted members of the Roxby Council and Community.

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency The Honourable Chris Kourakis, as Governor’s Deputy received His Excellency Mr Babar Amin, High Commissioner of Pakistan.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a Vice Regal visit to Roxby Downs and Andamooka.

The Governor has appointed The Honourable Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 16th June until Tuesday 18th June 2019.

On Saturday morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service organised by the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force Association South Australian Division.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor attended the Sammy D Foundation’s Reach for the Stars Ball.

On Friday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the work of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Committee.

During the day, students from Angaston Primary School toured Government House.

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

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Women in Rotary D9500 & D9520 Committee Members.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Paul McClintock AO, National Chairman, Ms Melinda Cilento, National Chief Executive, and Mr Hamilton Calder, State Director SA/NT of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the graduates and recipients of the Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program.

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

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor attended the launch of Adelaide. Designed for Life. by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor.

Also in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Probus Club of Port Victor Combined, followed by a tour of the house.

In the afternoon the Governor received Dr Ilse Treurnicht and Ms Allyson Hewitt, Thinkers in Residence, and Mr David Pearson, Executive Director, Don Dunstan Foundation.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception in honour of the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le, to express appreciation for the hospitality received during visits to their respective local government areas, hosted a dinner for the Mayors of The District Council of Kimba, Wudinna District Council, The District Council of Franklin Harbour, Wakefield Regional Council; along with the Lord Mayor of Adelaide and Mayors of the City of Marion and the Adelaide Hills Council and their partners.

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

On Tuesday afternoon in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended a farewell event for the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz

On Monday at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor presented awards at the 2019 Volunteers Thank You event hosted by The Honourable Michelle Lensink MLC, Minister for Human Services.

On Sunday morning at the Christ Church, North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read the epistle at the Choral Eucharist in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 93rd Birthday.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Intercultural Futures Forum hosted by Welcoming Australia.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Nigel Stewart, Managing Director, and Mr Craig Lockhart, Incoming Managing Director, ASC Shipbuilding, BAE Systems Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival opening event at Thebarton Theatre.

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

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

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the Memorial Hospital Centenary Celebration Committee Members.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for the visit to Adelaide by The Rev Canon Dr Joseph Morrow CBE KStJ QC DL LLD, Lord Lyon King of Arms in Scotland.  Other guests included Dr Richard Num, Australian Heraldry Society; and representatives of The Scottish Associations of South Australia, The Royal Caledonian Society of South Australia and the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society; and of the clans Donald, MacFarlane, MacFie, MacLean, MacLeod, MacNeil and Ross.

Later the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Helping Hand Aged Care Golden Grove Residential Care Home, followed by a tour of the premises.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a Vice Regal visit to the Wakefield region.

Later at Owen Primary School, the Governor and Mrs Le met with His Worship the Mayor of the Wakefield Regional Council, Mr Rodney Reid; Mr Liam Whitwell, Principal, Owen Primary School; and Mr Andrew MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer, and Ms Debra Swan, Executive Assistant, Wakefield Regional Council.

Afterwards the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the students and parents at the school assembly, and toured the school and facilities.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le toured the new facilities at the Snowtown Oval and met with students from Snowtown School.

Later at the Balaklava Museum, Centenary Park, the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the newly opened display ‘Lazy Daze and Old School Days’; followed by a briefing at the Wakefield Regional Council office with Mayor Reid and Mr MacDonald, before returning to Adelaide.

During the day, students from Concordia College, St John’s Campus toured Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Michael Abbott AO QC, Chairman, and Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre; and Ms Julia Zemiro, Artistic Director, and Ms Ebony Bott, Executive Producer, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, followed by a luncheon.

Later the Governor received Ms Mary Patetsos, Chairperson, and Mr Mohammad Al-Khafaji, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia.