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On Monday morning at the University of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor attended a ceremony in honour of Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC, and the renaming of the Cancer Research Institute to The Bradley Building, on the occasion of the 30-year milestone of the University.

In the afternoon the Governor officially launched the research report 'Refugees Rejuvenating and Connecting Communities' prepared by the University of South Australia and Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at Pinky Flat, the Governor addressed the gathering at the official opening ceremony of Indofest Adelaide 2021 organised by the Australian Indonesian Association of South Australia.

On Saturday evening at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function "Our Air Force Heros" to commemorate the Royal Australian Air Force Centenary.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le received a Paul Harris Fellow Certificate of Recognition from Mrs Barbara Wheatcroft, Chairperson of Women In Rotary District 9500 & District 9520, on behalf of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Junji Shimada, Consul-General of Japan; Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide, and Ms Laura Hughes, Political and Economic Analyst, Consulate-General of Japan, followed by a luncheon.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering and unveiled a plaque at the opening of the new Meals on Wheels building at Hilton.

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

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received His Excellency Mr Paul Larsen, Ambassador of Norway.

Later at St Peter's Cathedral, Mrs Le attended the Lady Day service of The Mothers' Union in the Diocese of Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor attended the Hutt Street Centre’s annual business function.

In the evening at Pasadena, the Governor participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Wildflowers Café and Centennial Park Function Rooms.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Josh Teague MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea to thank those who assisted with the recent event held in the grounds of Government House in celebration of South Australia's cultural diversity and presentation of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Andrew Nunn, South Australian Chief Entrepreneur and Mrs Alex Dimos, and Mr Jim Whalley and Ms Melinda O'Leary, followed by a dinner.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, undertook a visit to RAAF Base Edinburgh, where the Governor inspected the Honour Guard and military dogs, followed by a visit to the Air Warfare Centre for a briefing. 

The Governor then undertook a flight a by PC-21 aircraft, while Mrs Le met with Australian Defence Force family members at the Defence Community Centre.

After the flight, the Governor was joined by Mrs Le at the Aircraft Research and Development Unit Hangar to be presented with a pennant, before returning to Government House.

On Monday at Netherby, His Excellency the Governor addressed the students at the Unley High School Assembly.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Top 40 List of SA Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

On Sunday afternoon at North Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Veterans Archery Family Day hosted by Archery South Australia.

Afterwards at Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Navy League of Australia – South Australia Division’s annual function.

On Saturday morning at Torrensville, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the Thai Festival hosted by the Thai-Australian Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre and the OzAsia Festival.

Also in the morning, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Orchid Club of South Australia.

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

Later the Governor received Mr Stephen Lysaght, Consul-General of the United Kingdom; Ms Catriona Boyd, Deputy Consul-General and Mr Mark Lovesey, Consul, British Consulate-General in Victoria; and Mr Ian Smith, Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom in South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, His Excellency the Governor delivered the keynote address at the National Young Leaders Day organised by Halogen Australia Pty Ltd.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor addressed the gathering at the 2021 St Patrick’s Day Celebration organised by the Irish Australian Association.

In the evening at the Santos Conservation Centre, Mrs Le attended the book launch of ‘Flying with Cranes (and other stories)’ by Ms Heather Caddick.

On Tuesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted the annual Celebration of South Australia's cultural diversity and presentation of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards for 2020.

On Monday evening His Excellency the Governor participated in the SA Health Covid-19 Vaccination Program – Online forum for Multicultural Leaders, hosted by the Honourable Stephen Wade MLC, Minister for Health and Wellbeing.

On Saturday at the Polish Hill River Community Hall, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the celebrations of the annual Polish Community Lenten Pilgrimage and the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Father Leon Rogalski to Australia and the Clare Valley, followed by a mass and tour of the Polish Hill River Church and Museum.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr David Horne, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs; Mr Grant Kelley, Chair, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs Capital Appeal and Mr Maurice Henderson, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to honour Mr David Gulpilil AM.

Later at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 30th anniversary celebration of Operation Flinders.

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

Later at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the Queen’s 2021 Commonwealth Day Address at a celebration service hosted by The Joint Commonwealth Societies Council in South Australia.

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

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

Later the Governor received The Honourable Josh Teague MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable John Dawkins MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Mark Glauser, High Commissioner of Canada, and Mrs Diane Glauser, followed by a luncheon.

On Tuesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the International Baccalaureate.

On Monday afternoon His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the running of the 2021 TAB Adelaide Cup at Morphettville Racecourse and presented the Adelaide Cup to the winning connections.

On Sunday afternoon at Gilles Plains, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Vietnamese Boat People Monument thank you event.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr David Horne, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs; Mr Grant Kelley, Chair, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs Capital Appeal and Mr Maurice Henderson, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to honour Mr David Gulpilil AM.

Later at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 30th anniversary celebration of Operation Flinders.

On Friday evening at Mile End, Mrs Le presented an award and officially opened The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia’s exhibition ‘Nature by Needle’.

During the day the Adelaide Festival hosted 1:1 Concerts in the grounds of Government House.

The gates of Government House will be open to facilitate viewing of The Queen’s statue today and tomorrow from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le received Dr Carol Colburn Grigor CBE, Sir Jonathan Mills AO FRSE and Mr Benjamin Ross Divall, followed by a dinner.  Other guests included The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, Mr Andrew Nunn and Ms Alex Dimos, Mr Vincent and Mrs Sandra Ciccarello, and Mr Rodney and Mrs Kim Bruce.

The gates of Government House will be open to facilitate viewing of The Queen’s statue on Saturday 6 March and Sunday 7 March from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and  Mrs Le visited the Adelaide Zoological Gardens accompanied by Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AO, Administrator of Northern Territory, and Mr Craig O’Halloran.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor hosted His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia; Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania; Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales; and Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AO, followed by a tour of the ANZAC Centenary Memorial Walk and visit to the Vietnamese Boat People Monument. 

Also in the afternoon, Mrs Le hosted Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, Mr Dennis Wilson and Mr Craig O’Halloran on a visit to Penfolds Magill Estate and The David Roche Foundation.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Governor-General, Governors and the Administrator and their partners.

On Tuesday afternoon in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for organisers and artists of the 2021 Adelaide Festival.

In the evening at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le attend an Adelaide Festival performance, in company with Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AO, Administrator of Northern Territory and Mr Craig O'Halloran.

On Sunday afternoon at the Hutt Street Centre, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, unveiled a plaque and officially opened the newly refurbished Wellbeing Centre, followed by a tour.

On Saturday morning at the Peniel Free Pentecostal Church at Macdonald Park, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the new Peniel Centre Building, followed by a tour.

In the evening at Victoria Square, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the gathering at the 29th Mela Festival organised by the Indian Australian Association of South Australia.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia and The Honourable Stephen Patterson MP, Minister for Trade and Investment.

In the evening at Sturt, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened an event to raise funds for Kangaroo Island Bush Fire Relief.