Vice-Regal News

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.

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

In the morning at Currency Creek, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the facilities of Pitchford Produce. Afterwards in Port Elliot, the Governor toured the facilities of Goolwa PipiCo.

In the afternoon at Goolwa, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Alexandrina Council Community Hub.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Honourable Dean Brown AO, Chairman, Lower Lakes and Coorong Tourism and Environment Group and attended a luncheon hosted by the Alexandrina Council.

Later, the Governor and Mrs Le received a briefing and toured Mundoo Island Station.

In the evening at Goolwa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a reception hosted by Mr Keith Parkes, His Worship the Mayor of Alexandrina Council.

On Monday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed Adelaide for a visit to the Alexandrina region.

In the morning at Strathalbyn, the Governor and Mrs Le met with teachers and students at Eastern Fleurieu School 7-12 Campus.

In the afternoon at Langhorne Creek, the Governor and Mrs Le undertook an industry visit to Lake Breeze Wines, followed by a luncheon hosted by the District Council of Alexandrina and Lake Breeze Wines.

Later, at the Port Milang Historic Railway Museum, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and cut a ribbon to officially open the restored South Australian Railways diesel 351 locomotive and simulator.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Goolwa Memorial Gardens.  During a brief service of remembrance, His Excellency laid a wreath.  Later, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner hosted by Mr Bob Plummer, President, and members of the Goolwa Returned and Services League.

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

Afterwards, the Governor received Commander Patrick O’Brien ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters-SA, and Captain Paul Mandziy CSC RAN, Commanding Officer, HMAS Adelaide.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor officially opened the 25th Annual Meeting on supportive care in Cancer hosted by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, in association with the International Society of Oral Oncology.

Later, at Government House, the Governor received Mr Tin Quang Le, President, Mr Thang Hoang and Mr Paul Avina, Vice-Presidents, Vietnamese Community in Australia – SA Chapter, Dr Anh Tuan Ngo AM, President, Vietnam Veterans’ Association SA and Mr Dave Gordge, State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, as a guest of the Chairman of the Adelaide Football Club, attended the pre-match function and football game between Adelaide and North Melbourne.

During the day students from Brighton Primary School toured Government House.

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

In the evening the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of the Cora Barclay Centre.

On Tuesday morning, His Excellency the Governor received a briefing followed by a tour of Vili’s Bakery at Mile End South.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, attended the performance of Maestro 2 – Pure Poetry, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Adelaide Town Hall.

On Monday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as Chief Patron of the Australian Migrant Resource Centre, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the launch of Refugee Week in South Australia.

On Saturday evening, as guests of the Islamic Arabic Centre and the Muslim Community of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Iftar celebration at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as Honorary Air Commodore, received Wing Commander Gretchen Fryar, Commanding Officer, and Squadron Leader Robyn Evans, Royal Australian Air Force - No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron.

In the evening at Parliament House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, cut the ribbon to launch the Flanders Fields Poppy Trail program.

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

In the afternoon at Bonython Hall, the Governor attended a service to celebrate the life of the late Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs AO.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception in honour of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Mayors who have hosted them on extended Vice Regal visits. Guests included Mr John Rohde ,His Worship the Mayor of Port Pirie Regional Council, and Mrs Karen Rohde, Mr Ray Agnew, His Worship the Mayor of the Yorke Peninsula Council, and Mrs Claudia Agnew, Mr Brenton Lewis, His Worship the Mayor of The Rural City of Murray Bridge, and Mrs Kathy Lewis, and Mr Stephen Patterson, His Worship the Mayor of the City of Holdfast Bay, and Mrs Tammy Patterson.

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, as Patron-in-Chief of the University of South Australia - The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for the 2016 Annual Hawke Lecture.  Guests included Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, The Honourable Bob Hawke AC, The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO and Lady Neal AM, Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue AC CBE, Mr Jim McDowell, Professor David Lloyd, Mr Nigel Relph, Ms Jacinta Thompson, Ms Jill Saunders and Ms Sandy Miller.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended the 2016 Annual Hawke Lecture delivered by Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government house, Mrs Le, as patron, received Mrs Anne Byrne, President, and committee members of Travellers’ Aid Society of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at the Christ Church North Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le, attended the Choral Eucharist to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at which the Governor read the Epistle.

Later at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor presented awards at the 2016 State Volunteer’s Day event hosted by the Minister for Volunteers.

In the evening at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed guests at a service to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

On Saturday morning at the Festival Theatre, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival performance of The Composer is Dead.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received delegates from the Chinese Central Fund of News and Documentary Film and the Goldmate Group, who are part of the Culture and Film Fund Project.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Craig Chittick OAM, Ambassador-designate to Vietnam, and Mr Dave Gordge, State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival followed by a performance of The Variety Gala.

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

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

In the evening the Governor, as patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the launch of Community Living Australia.

On Wednesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor received a briefing followed by a tour of the South Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Wings Away South Australia.

On Sunday evening the Governor departed Vietnam for Adelaide.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Ho Chi Minh City for Da Nang, Vietnam.

In the afternoon at Phan Chi Trinh High School, the Governor addressed guests and announced the winner of the South Australia English Language Student Competition.

In the evening, the Governor, accompanied by the Australian Ambassador, attended a dinner hosted by the City of Da Nang for the South Australian business delegation.

On Friday morning at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon, His Excellency the Governor opened the plenary session to launch the South Australian Business Mission in Vietnam, before attending a morning tea with Vietnamese business representatives.

In the afternoon, the Governor and the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia, hosted a luncheon for Vietnamese business representatives.

Later at NTT University, the Governor opened the SACE International conference.

Later in the afternoon at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon, the Governor attended the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between 4 Ways Pty Ltd and Kon Plong Agri-Tourism.

In the evening at the Saigon Opera House, the Governor addressed business leaders, before viewing a performance of My Village, presented by AO Show Theatre Company.

During the day students from St Patrick’s School toured Government House.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor departed Hanoi for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

In the morning, at Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, the Governor addressed students at a seminar to promote South Australian education.

In the afternoon, the Governor, Premier, and the Australian Ambassador, attended a protocol meeting with His Excellency Mr Nguyễn Thành Phong, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City.

Later at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon, the Governor addressed South Australian alumni and students.

Afterwards, the Governor addressed guests and met with the South Australian business delegation participating in the South East Asia trade mission.

Also on Thursday at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Wednesday morning in Hanoi, His Excellency the Governor addressed guests at a business breakfast convened by the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

Afterwards the Governor, Premier and the Australian Ambassador met with Vice Minister Cao Quaoc Hung, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade.

Later, the Governor announced StudyAdelaide’s Student Ambassador appointed to promote South Australian education, before addressing guests at a luncheon convened by StudyAdelaide. 

Afterwards, the Governor met with Ms Nguyen Thi Van, Director, Will to Live Centre, before attending a meeting with Mr Ricky Tan, Chairman, Pegasus International College.

In the afternoon, the Governor, Premier and the Australian Ambassador, attended a protocol meeting with Her Excellency Ms Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh, Vice President of Vietnam.

In the evening at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, the Governor addressed guests at a dinner to promote South Australian Agriculture, Food and Wine.

Also on Wednesday at Government House, Mrs Le, as patron, received Mr Bodo Jensen, President, and committee members of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor continued his official visit to South East Asia and arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam. In the afternoon at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, the Governor addressed students at a seminar to promote South Australian education.

In the evening at the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, the Governor addressed South Australian alumni and students.

Afterwards, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by His Excellency Mr Hugh Borrowman, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam.

Also on Tuesday at the Adelaide Hilton, Mrs Le, as a guest of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, attended a luncheon for the Advertiser Foundation.

On Monday in Jakarta, His Excellency the Governor addressed guests at an opening plenary session to launch the South Australia Business Mission in Indonesia.

In the afternoon, the Governor attended a luncheon hosted by His Excellency Mr Paul Grigson, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia.

Afterwards His Excellency visited the Grand Mosque Istiqlal.

In the afternoon, the Governor met with His Excellency Mr Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Governor of Jakarta.

In the evening, the Governor departed Indonesia for Vietnam.

Also on Monday at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Mrs Le visited the Starlight Children’s Foundation Express Room.

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.