Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Mohamed Fakhry, Consul-General of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

In the afternoon the Governor received The Honourable David Ridgway MLC, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate Multicultural Aged Care’s 25th Anniversary.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the South Australian Invictus Games Athletes.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented an award at the celebration of 80 years of the Carousel at Semaphore hosted by the Rotary Club of Henley Beach.

During the day, the public rooms of Government House were opened for viewing by members of the community.

On Saturday morning at the Port Elliot Showgrounds, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 140th Port Elliot Show and addressed the guests at a function hosted by the Southern Agricultural Society, followed by a tour of exhibits.

In the evening at Paradise, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 40th anniversary celebrations of The Marche Club.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Michael Kleine, Consul-General and Mr Jim Findley, Vice-Consul of the United States of America.

Also in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Mount Barker Sub-Branch.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr John Kweh, President; Ms Diana Tembak and Mr Alan Lim, Vice Presidents; Mr Alwyn Chin, Treasurer and Mr Pratib Parthiban, Secretary, Australia Malaysia Business Council (South Australia), followed by a luncheon.

Government House will be open to the public this Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission is free.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Graham Fletcher, First Assistant Secretary, North Asia Division; Ms Elizabeth Day, Director, South Australia State Office and Ms Julianne Merriman, Assistant Secretary, Competitiveness and Business Engagement Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In the evening at The Gallery, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the official launch of the South Australian Chapter of the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce.

Afterwards at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor attended a function for the National Conference on University Governance hosted by the University Chancellors Council in conjunction with Flinders University, the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide.

Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 7th October from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission is free.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the English Language Learning in a Mobile World Conference hosted by the Australian Council of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Associations.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus CSC, President and Board Chairman, and Mr Geoff Blackwood, Executive Director Service Delivery, Minda Inc, followed by a luncheon with members of the Board.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide’s Lions Children of Courage Awards.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, followed by a tour of the house to view the artwork.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received Mr Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome Her Excellency Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and artists from Art Circle Residence 2018.

On Monday evening at Findon, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at The South Australian Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association’s annual friendship function.

On Sunday morning at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Newton, the Governor addressed the congregation at the Feast of the Madonna Di Montevergine.

In the afternoon at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the trophy to the winner of the 2018 Concours d'Elegance following the Bay to Birdwood Classic.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor returned to Adelaide on the conclusion of his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the afternoon at Hamley Bridge, Mrs Le addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque at a dedication ceremony in celebration of 150 years of life in the town of Hamley Bridge and the surrounding district.

On Friday His Excellency the Governor concluded his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia and departed New Delhi for Adelaide.

On Friday morning in Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service organised by the South Australia Police.

In the afternoon at Mile End, Mrs Le presented awards and officially opened The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia’s exhibition ‘All Stitched Up’.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Jaipur for New Delhi, where he continued his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the morning the Governor met with Mr Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, followed by a meeting and working luncheon hosted by Her Excellency Ms Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India.

In the afternoon the Governor paid his respects at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. 

On Thursday morning in Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at the Nunyana Conference Centre, Her Excellency addressed a graduation dinner for those completing the 2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

On Wednesday in Jaipur, His Excellency the Governor continued his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the morning, the Governor addressed the delegates at the inaugural function of the Smart Cities India Expo – Jaipur 2018, followed by a meeting with the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

In the afternoon, the Governor addressed students at the Neerja Modi School to promote South Australia as a study destination, followed by a briefing from the Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Management on its cooperation with Adelaide’s International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management.

In the evening, as a guest of the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, the Governor attended a cultural program.

On Tuesday in Mumbai, His Excellency the Governor continued his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the morning, the Governor addressed students at the Jamnabai Narsee School to promote South Australia as a study destination.

Afterwards the Governor attended a business networking function hosted by the Australian Consul‑General.

In the afternoon, the Governor departed Mumbai for Jaipur, the capital city of South Australia’s sister state Rajasthan.

In the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for volunteers from the Australian Red Cross, South Australian Division.

On Monday in Mumbai, His Excellency the Governor commenced his overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

In the morning after a briefing with the Consul‑General and the Australian Trade Commissioner, the Governor officially opened the India Wine Education Program, supporting a visiting delegation of South Australian Wine makers led by Mr Brian Smedley, Chief Executive of the South Australian Wine Industry Association.

Afterwards the Governor met with the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture to receive a briefing on its cooperation with the Adelaide Central School of Art.

In the afternoon, the Governor visited the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.

In the evening the Governor attended a networking function with Indian food and wine industry leaders and the South Australian wine delegation members.

On Sunday morning the Governor departed on an overseas working visit to India to promote South Australia.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 23rd September 2018 until Saturday 29th September 2018.

On Saturday morning at Murray Bridge Show Grounds, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 100th Murray Bridge Agricultural and Horticultural Show, and presented the Show Ribbon to the winner of the Genoa Cake Competition.

In the afternoon at Black Forest, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the silver jubilee celebrations of the Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea for Committee Members of the Metropolitan Male Choir of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of awards for Girl Guides South Australia.

On Thursday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor attended the 38th South Australian Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Christian Business and Market Place Connections.

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

Later at Government House, the Governor received Dr Guy Turnbull, Thinker in Residence and Ms Kate Jarrett, Senior Coordinator, Thinkers in Residence, Don Dunstan Foundation.

In the afternoon the Governor hosted The Leaders Institute of South Australia’s Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program Session.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor officially opened the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons 24th Convention.

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

Afterwards in Coromandel Valley, the Governor and Mrs Le met with volunteers and undertook a tour of the South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

In the morning Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Quilters’ Guild of South Australia Encounter Committee.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Kaitlin Morrison, 2018 recipient of the Higher Education Award, Governor’s Aboriginal Youth Awards and Professor Rebecca Robker, Mentor, The University of Adelaide.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Festival of Music Series of the South Australian Public Primary Schools Music Society.

In the morning Mrs Le hosted a tour of Government House for residents and carers of Ryder Cheshire followed by a morning tea.

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

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le visited Loxton High School, where they viewed honour boards that showcase successes of students and teachers; toured the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building development and Year 12 Study/Library extension; viewed the Pedal Prix cars and met with students involved in the program; and met with the ‘Barber Shop Boys’ Choir’.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Loxton Men’s Shed and met with members, before returning to Adelaide in the afternoon.

In the morning at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, hosted a reception for students participating in the National Youth Science Forum.

On Sunday morning the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a regional visit to Loxton.

In the afternoon at the Loxton RSL Hall and Bowls Club, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, unveiled a plaque and officially opened the Loxton RSL and Districts Memorial Room, and later at Bookpurnong, the Governor and Mrs Le met with members of the Pilgrims of Zion Church.

In the evening at Loxton Hotel, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, Mr Leon Stasinowsky and Mrs Lynette Stasinowsky; Mr Robert Manual, President, Loxton Returned and Services League Sub-Branch and Mrs Aileen Manuel; and Mr Ken Schwarz and Mrs Daphne Schwarz.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 16th September until Monday 17th September 2018.

On Saturday morning at Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Chinese Welfare Services of South Australia’s annual general meeting and Moon Lantern Festival celebration.

Afterwards the Governor placed a wreath at the Battle of Britain commemoration service hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the afternoon at Keyneton, the Governor addressed the guests at the Henschke Wines 150 Years of Family Winemaking event.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Alexandrea Cannon, Board Chair and Ms Cathie Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Leaders Institute of South Australia.

In the evening at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australian Ice Sports Federation’s 7th Biennial Ice Factor Spectacular.

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 an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours and a Bravery Award.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Sergeant David Portakiewicz, Corporal Julie Sniedze, Mr Christian Bennet, Mr Michael Bampton, Mr Jonathon Heath, Ms Emily Hewitt, Mr Philip Pearce, Mr Corey Skapin and Mr Ian Slater from the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australia Regiment Band, which has provided incidental music during the investiture ceremonies this week; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor attended the 2018 Catholic Schools Music Festival organised by Catholic Education South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for recipients of Australian Honours, including Australian Fire Service, Emergency Service and Ambulance Service Medals, and a Bravery Award.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mrs Erma Ranieri, Commissioner of Public Employment; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Executive, State Emergency Service and Mrs Melanie Beattie; Mr Greg Nettleton, Chief Officer, Country Fire Service and Ms Terry Foster; Mr Malcolm Jackman, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission and Mrs Kristen Jackman; Ms Carolyn Sladden, SA Representative to the Council for the Order of Australia; 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 and a Bravery Award.

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; Air Commodore Vincent Iervasi AM, Senior Defence Force Representative – SA; Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters - SA and Mrs Susan Burnett; Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Army Area Representative – SA and Mrs Susan Cantwell; Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams APM, Deputy Commissioner of Police, representing the Commissioner of South Australia Police and Mr Steve Williams; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

On Sunday morning at St Mark’s Cathedral, Port Pirie, the Governor delivered a reading and placed a wreath at the Port Pirie Italian Community’s High Mass and Procession to the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Festival, followed by a Festival function, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.