Vice-Regal News

On Sunday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Adelaide to lead a delegation to South East Asia.  

The Governor has appointed the Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 29th May 2016 until the morning of Saturday 4th June 2016, and The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy from the morning of Saturday 4th June 2016 until Monday 6th June 2016.

On Friday afternoon at the Torrens Parade Ground, His Excellency the Governor attended a memorial service to celebrate the life of the late Ms Marjorie Tripp AO.

Earlier in Port Adelaide, Mrs Le viewed the Australian Outback exhibition at Adelaide’s Sue Smith Photography Gallery.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le, who is patron of Girl Guides South Australia, hosted a reception for the presentation of awards.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia. Afterwards, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Australian Ballet, attended the opening night performance of Swan Lake.

During the day students from Pennington School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly followed by the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the Australian Ballet.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Mr Richard Ryan AO,
Mr David Sefton and Ms Karen Bryant to acknowledge their contribution to the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Other guests included Mrs Trish Ryan, Ms Amanda Sefton-Hogg and Ms Louise Fox.

During the day students from Pennington School toured Government House.

 

On Tuesday morning, the Governor received a briefing followed by a tour of Flinders University, Tonsley campus.

In the evening at the Adelaide Hilton, the Governor addressed the leadership team of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

During the day students from Pennington School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Australian Veterinary Association conference.

Also in the morning in North Adelaide, Mrs Le, as patron of the Palliative Care Council of South Australia, visited the Mary Potter Hospice.

In the afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Sunday afternoon at St Clair, the Governor, as patron, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at a function in celebration of the 21st anniversary of Cara.

On Saturday afternoon at the Star Theatre in Hilton, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Cantonese Opera cultural concert.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor addressed the guests at the Fight Cancer Foundation Red Ball.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Bank of China Adelaide branch opening ceremony.

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

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le received Mrs Rena Pascoe, World War II veteran, and Mrs Lorraine Doyle.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Director, OzAsia Festival.

Later in the afternoon, the Governor received the Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Investment and Trade.

In the evening at the Nexus Multicultural Art Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of Nexus Arts, officially opened the Future Archaeology exhibition.

Afterwards, at the Hamra Centre Library Gallery in Hilton, the Governor officially opened and presented awards at the 2016 South Australian Photographic Federation exhibition.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor received a briefing followed by a tour of the SYC facility in Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Manuel Cacho, Ambassador of Spain, and Mr Alberto Cerdán, Economic and Commercial Consul of Spain.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the Neurosurgical Research Foundation.

On Tuesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Financial Counselling Australia conference.

Afterwards, at Government House, the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le, hosted a ceremony for the presentation of the Royal Humane Society of Australasia Bravery Awards.

During the day students from Samaritan College toured Government House.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2016 Congress Evolve Educate Engage.

In the afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for members of the Executive Council and their partners.

On Saturday morning at Second Valley, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Second Valley Progress Association, launched the Second Valley Heritage Walk, followed by a luncheon at Leonards Mill.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le viewed the Light Painting demonstration by Mr Denis Smith, and met with Tutti Arts participating in the Shedding Light project, as part of the Magic Objects up Late exhibition by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Afterwards, at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor presented long service awards to General Practitioners and Specialists at the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency dinner.

On Friday afternoon at Morphettville, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Carbine Club of South Australia, attended the South Australian Jockey Club Autumn Racing Carnival luncheon.

Afterwards at Warradale, the Governor, as patron of the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation – South Australian Branch, placed a wreath at the Coral Balmoral Commemoration ceremony.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, as a guest of the Australian Institute of Building – South Australian Chapter, presented awards at the Professional Excellence in Building dinner.

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

In the afternoon at Modbury, the Governor, as a guest of Comitati Assistenza Agli Italiani SA, presented awards at the 2016 Volunteer Recognition awards ceremony.

Also in the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le, as patron, received Mrs Sally Rasmussen, President, and committee members of the Associates’ of The Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

Later in the evening at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Governor, as a guest of the State Opera of South Australia, attended the opening night performance of Cloudstreet.

On Tuesday morning at Urrbrae, His Excellency the Governor received a briefing followed by a tour of the University of Adelaide, Waite Campus.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, High Commissioner of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and Ms Nahid Afroz, First Secretary (Labour), Bangladesh High Commission.

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

During the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Sunday morning at St Paul’s Church, the Governor, as a guest of the Anglican Parish of Port Adelaide, delivered a reading at the 175th anniversary service.

On Saturday afternoon at the Dom Polski Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, as guests of Polish Hill River Church Museum, addressed the guests and officially launched the Three Waves of Polish Migration exhibition, as part of the 160th anniversary of Polish Settlement in South Australia.

On Friday morning at Elizabeth Park Schools, Mrs Le visited the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden and met the students and staff involved in the program.

In the morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Francis Wong, Chair and State Coordinator, Australian Chinese Leaders Forum, and Mr Chua Ka Sing, Secretary, National Liaison Council of Chinese Australian.

In the afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador of the European Union. Guests included Mr Andreas-Konstantinos Gouras, Dean, Consular Corps of South Australia, Dr Roberta Ronzitti, Consul of Italy to South Australia, and Mr Dave Gordge, Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Later the Governor received Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd), Commissioner, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, attended a performance of Movie Masterpieces.

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

Afterwards, the Governor, as patron, received Ms Ruth Bryan, Chief Executive Officer, SIDS and Kids SA.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor, as patron of the Leaders Institute of South Australia, received participants of the 2016 Governor’s Leadership Foundation program.

In the evening in Adelaide, the Governor, as patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia - South Australia and Northern Territory, launched the New Balls campaign.

On Wednesday evening at the Intercontinental Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended a dinner for the launch of Qatar Airways’ new service between Adelaide and Doha.

On Tuesday afternoon at Adelaide Airport, His Excellency the Governor welcomed Qatar Airways inaugural direct flight into Adelaide and met with His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways.

In the evening in Kent Town, Mrs Le, as patron of the South Australian Country Women’s Association, addressed the guests at a reception for recipients of the Dorothy Dolling Memorial Trust educational grants.

On Sunday afternoon at Cowandilla Primary School, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Japan Australia Friendship Association, addressed the guests at the Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Football Federation Australia, attended the Hyundai A-League 2016 Grand Final between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers at the Adelaide Oval.

Throughout the day the Governor and Mrs Le greeted members of the public during the Government House Open Day.

On Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Football Club, attended the Chairman’s function and watched the football game between Adelaide and Fremantle.

In the evening at the Woodville Town Hall, the Governor, as a guest of South Australian Bangladeshi Community Association, addressed the gathering at the Bangla New Year celebration.

On Friday evening at the Hilton Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of The Repat Foundation – The Road Home, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended an ANZAC commemorative reception.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor, as a guest of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, attended a performance of Elegant Tchaikovsky.

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

In the afternoon at Cavan, the Governor received a briefing followed by a tour of the Adelaide Youth Training Centre.

In the evening at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor, as patron of Group Training Australia – South Australia, presented awards at the South Australian Group Training Awards.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of 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 the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards the Governor, as patron, received Mr Tim Jackson, Chairperson, and Ms Evelyn O’Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering South Australia and Northern Territory.

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

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 the organisers, marshals and others associated with the ANZAC Day commemorations.