Vice-Regal News

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

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador of Belgium, and Ms Heidi Van Gerwen, Honorary Consul of Belgium.

In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor, as a guest of The History Council of South Australia, addressed the guests and presented awards at the South Australian Historian of the Year ceremony.

On Tuesday morning at St Kilda, His Excellency the Governor visited the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary.

Later, at Government House, the Governor received the Honourable Tung Ngo MLC.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le, who is patron of Grandparents for Grandchildren SA, received Mr Garry Humphries, Chairman, and Board members.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor received Mr Tin Le, President, Vietnamese Community in Australia – SA Branch.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2016 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

During the day community volunteers toured Government House.

On Saturday evening, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia, attended the Rabbie Burns function.

On Friday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor attended the University of South Australia’s 25th Birthday Gala event.

During the day students from the Intensive English Language Institute toured Government House.

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

Later the Governor viewed ‘The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016’ exhibition at the South Australian Museum.

In the evening at Dulwich, the Governor, as patron, addressed the guests and officially opened the new offices of the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia.

During the day members of Adelaide Society of Collectors toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association – SA Chapter, received Mr Wayne Chao, President, Mr Frank Bueti, Mr Ian Mathison, Mrs Rosanna Higgs and Mr Michael Higgs Snr.

In the afternoon the Governor received Emeritus Professor Bruce Johnson and Dr Anna Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Technology Park, Mawson Lakes, His Excellency the Governor undertook an industry visit to Airspeed.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers and supporters of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra.

On Saturday evening in Klemzig, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, addressed the guests at the Malaysia Club of South Australia Rasa Sayang cultural evening.

On Friday morning at Government House Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Government House volunteer tour guides.

On Thursday evening His Excellency the Governor returned to Adelaide.

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

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, Governor’s Deputy, hosted a reception for the presentation of awards at the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, on behalf of His Excellency the Governor who is patron.

On Tuesday morning, His Excellency the Governor departed Belgium for France to participate in the Western Front Centenary Commemorations.

In the afternoon at the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, the Governor placed a wreath at the commemorative ceremony and headstone dedication. 

Later the Governor attended a reception hosted by the Department of Veterans' Affairs before touring the Battle of Fromelles Museum.

Afterwards at the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, the Governor placed a wreath at the Australian National Commemorative Service.

In the evening in Lille, France, the Governor, as Representative Colonel, met with representatives of the 10th/27th Battalion – Royal South Australian Regiment. 

Also on Tuesday at Government House, Mrs Le received Mrs Anne Collins, President, and committee members of the Victoriana Society of South Australia.

On Monday in Ypres, Belgium, His Excellency the Governor received His Excellency Dr Mark Higgie, Australian Ambassador to Belgium.

In the evening the Governor placed a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate, Ieper. 

Later, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by the Australian Ambassador to Belgium and Mrs Zoe Higgie.

During the day a community group toured Government House.

On Sunday morning, the Governor travelled to Dernancourt, France and met with Mr Sylvain Lequeux, Mayor of Dernancourt at the Dernancourt Town Hall. Following, the Governor, accompanied by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, visited sites on the Australia Remembrance Trail. During a brief service of remembrance, His Excellency laid a wreath at the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery.  

Later the Governor departed Dernancourt for Albert, France and attended a luncheon hosted by Mr George Mina, Australian Ambassador to UNESCO. 

In the afternoon, the Governor departed France for Belgium. 

On Saturday evening at the Australian Ambassador’s residence in Paris, His Excellency the Governor attended a dinner hosted by His Excellency Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO, Ambassador of Australia in France and Mr Peter Stephens.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le received Ms Geraldine Cox AM, President, Sunrise Cambodia.

In the evening, Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the Chinese Welfare Services of South Australia, on behalf of His Excellency the Governor who is patron

On Thursday at the Champs Elysées, Paris, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the French Government, represented South Australia at the Bastille Day Parade at which Australia has been selected to be ‘Country of Honour’.

In the evening, the Governor attended a reception at the Australian Embassy hosted by His Excellency Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO, Ambassador of Australia in France.

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

On Wednesday evening in Paris, His Excellency the Governor attended a reception hosted by Mr Jean-Yves Le Drain, Minister for Defence, France.

Also on Wednesday at the Lyceum Club in Adelaide, Mrs Le, as patron, attended a luncheon to celebrate the 94th birthday of the Club.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome participants of the 2016 YMCA Youth Parliament program.

In the evening the Governor departed Adelaide for France.  The Governor has appointed the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy.

On Monday morning at Government House His Excellency received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Director, OzAsia Festival.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants 2016 National Conference.

During the day a community group toured Government House.

On Sunday morning, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Islamic Information Centre of South Australia, attended the Eid-Al-Fitr Festival 2016.

In the afternoon at Glenelg Golf Club, the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le, attended a luncheon to celebrate the 80th anniversary of SA/NT Rostrum.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association conference.

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

Later at Osbourne the Governor visited Techport Australia and received a briefing on the operations, followed by a tour of ASC.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron, received Mr Brian Selby, President and committee members of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association Australia (SA & NT Branch).

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, as honorary member of the Rotary Club of Adelaide, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the annual changeover luncheon.

Later at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable Tom Koutsantonis MP, Treasurer.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for The Honourable Michael Wright, President, South Australian Sports Federation; and Presidents of South Australian sporting organisations.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr B Vanlalvawna, Consul General of India.

In the afternoon in Adelaide, the Governor, as patron, addressed the guests at a luncheon for the Hong Kong Business Association - SA Chapter.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le, as patron, received members of the War Widows' Guild of Australia (SA) committee.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor, as patron of Minda, accompanied by Mrs Le, toured the Brighton site and joined residents, employees and staff for morning tea.

In the afternoon the Governor attended the memorial service for the late Squadron Leader Robert Barson Cowper DFC OAM.

In the evening in Adelaide, the Governor, as a guest of the Returned and Services League Australia, attended a reception to welcome guests attending the Sub-Branch conference.

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

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Nigel McBride, Chief Executive Officer, Business SA.

In the afternoon at Hahndorf, the Governor undertook an industry visit to Beerenberg Farm. Later, the Governor visited ‘The Cedars’, the family home and studio of Sir Hans Heysen.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for His Honour Chief Judge Geoff Muecke and Judges of the District Court. 

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued with their visit of the Alexandrina region.

In the morning at Port Elliot, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured the development of the Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre.  Later at Mount Jagged, the Governor and Mrs Le were briefed on the operations of the Alexandrina Cheese Company. 

In the afternoon at Mount Compass, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of Harvest the Fleurieu, before returning to Adelaide in the afternoon.

In the evening the Governor visited the Phap Hoa Temple to acknowledge the passing of The Most Venerable Thich Nhu Hue.