Vice-Regal News

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.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 50th Birthday celebration of the Zonta Club of Adelaide.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Ms Louise Miller-Frost, Chief Executive Officer, and board members, staff and clients from Catherine House.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received the Judges of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards,

Ms Flavia Tata Nardini, His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, The Honourable John Sulan, Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos, Ms Karen Ashford, Ms Antonietta Cocchiaro OAM and Dr Valdis Tomanis, followed by a luncheon.

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.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Robert Gerard AO and Mr Robert Hannaford AM.

On Wednesday 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.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia; Air Commodore Philip Gordon, 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; Acting Deputy Commissioner Paul Dickson APM, representing the Commissioner of South Australia Police; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, and assisted by the Department of Home Affairs, hosted a ceremony and conferred Australian citizenship on 29 new Australians.

On Sunday morning at the Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the commemorative service for the 98th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the afternoon at the Dom Polski Centre, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at a centenary of independence function hosted by the Federation of Polish Organisation in SA and the Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence Organising Committee.

On Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor attended the GFG Alliance Chairman’s function and watched the football match between Port Adelaide and Carlton.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy annual conference.

Afterwards at the Pullman Hotel, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the Youth Suicide Prevention Summit organised by Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, SA Heath.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the UNESCO Clubs, Adelaide Chapter.

In the evening at Goolwa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the centenary celebration of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Goolwa Sub-Branch.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor continued his Vice Regal regional visit to Mount Gambier and Naracoorte.

In the morning the Governor addressed community members and volunteers at a reception at Naracoorte Town Square; and afterwards at Naracoorte High School, the Governor addressed the students at the school assembly followed by a tour of the new STEM facilities.

In the afternoon at the Naracoorte National Park, the Governor toured the Caves, the Bat Observatory and the Roof Top Walk, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

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

During the day, students from Plympton International College and the TAFE SA Adult Migrant English Program toured Government House.