Vice-Regal News

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

On Tuesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received Ms Alexandrea Cannon, Board Chair, Leaders Institute of South Australia, and Mr Bill Holmes; Mrs Joanne Hayhurst;  Ms Cathie Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Leaders Institute of South Australia; Ms Louise Miller Frost, South Australian Regional Chair, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust; Mr Geoffrey Sauer, South Australian Regional Secretary, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust; Mrs Loris Glass, Ex Churchill Fellows Association President, Churchill Fellows Association of South Australia, followed by a luncheon.

On Monday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2020 and 2021 Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships.

Also on Monday morning, at the Gawler Institute, Mrs Le addressed the guests and cut the cake at the official launch of the memorabilia display ‘Not Just Tea and Scones’ hosted by the South Australia Country Women’s Association – Gawler Branch.

During the day, students from Prince Alfred College toured the gardens at Government House.

On Saturday morning at Campbelltown, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the 10th anniversary of the Lochiel Park Community Garden, followed by a tour.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor addressed the guests at the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Long Service Award function.

Afterwards at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea to thank volunteers and celebrate the Associazione Nazionale Famiglie degli Emigrati Community Care’s 60th anniversary.

Afterwards at Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor inspected the Royal Australian Air Force No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron.

Also in the morning at Adelaide Oval, Mrs Le presented awards at the World Red Cross Day celebration hosted by Australian Red Cross - South Australia Division.

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

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted investiture ceremonies for Australian Honours, including Public Service Medals, Ambulance Service Medals, Australian Corrections Medals and Bravery Medals.

The Governor and Mrs Le also hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Mrs Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment; Mr Andy McPharlin PSM, President, South Australian Public Service Medal Association;

Mr Rob Elliott, representing the Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service; Ms Jackie Bray, representing the Chief Executive, Department for Correctional Services; and an Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremonies.

In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at a reception for the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

On Wednesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted investiture ceremonies for Australian Honours, including Australian Fire Service Medals and Emergency Services Medals.

The Governor and Mrs Le also hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Professor Brenda Wilson AM, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service; Mr Michael Morgan AFSM, Chief Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service; Mr Mark Jones QFSM, Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service; Mr Dom Lanes AFSM, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremonies.

On Tuesday at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted investiture ceremonies for Australian Honours, including Australian Police Medals.

The Governor and Mrs Le also hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Brigadier Graham Goodwin CSC, Army Area Representative, Royal Australian Army – SA; Air Commodore Ross Bender, Senior Australian Defence Force Officer, Royal Australian Air Force – Edinburgh; Commander Alastair Cooper ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters – SA; Mr Grant Stevens APM, Commissioner of South Australia Police; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremonies.

On Sunday at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the 79th anniversary Coral Sea commemorative service, followed by a function at Maylands organised by the Australian-American Association in South Australia.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Showground, Mrs Le presented awards at the official opening of the Quilters' Guild of South Australia’s Festival of Quilts.

In the afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Bill Muirhead AM, Agent General for South Australia in the United Kingdom and Mrs Jeanne Muirhead, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor addressed the guests at the State Memorial Service for the late Mr Vilmos 'Vili' Milisits OAM.

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

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Showground, Mrs Le visited the Quilters' Guild of South Australia’s Festival of Quilts, toured exhibits and selected the recipient of the Patron's award.

On Wednesday morning at Glenside, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at a function for Integra Service Dogs Australia’s Coast to Coast Ride.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Tim O'Callaghan, Chair, and Mr Chris Burns CSC, Chief Executive Officer, Hutt Street Centre.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to celebrate the birthday of Colonel William Light hosted by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Lyceum Club (Adelaide).

On Sunday morning 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 Saturday evening at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended 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 Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr John White, President; Mr Charles Bagot, Immediate Past President; Mr Christopher McMichael, Vice President; Mr Jon Clarke, Chairman and Mr Ben Conrades, General Manager, The Adelaide Club, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at Goolwa South, the Governor attended Australians at War in Words and Music, a celebration for the reunion of the Royal Australia Navy 817 Squadron organised by the Squadron and the Alexandrina Council.

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

On Wednesday evening at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a function to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand organised by the Rotary Club of Adelaide.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Children's Week Association of South Australia who presented her with a Patron Appreciation award.

 In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received Major General Neil Wilson AM RFD (Rtd), Brigadier Peter Moore, Chairman of the Regimental Council and Lieutenant Colonel Sam Benveniste, Commanding Officer of the 10th/27th Battalion, The Royal South Australia Regiment.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia.

In the afternoon Mrs Le placed a posy of lavender to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Pioneer Women's Memorial in the Garden of Remembrance.

On Sunday morning at Bookpurnong Hill, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Pilgrims of Zion Lutheran Church.

In the evening at St Peter's Cathedral, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered a reading at the Solemn Choral Evensong to give thanks for the life and work of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

On Saturday evening in Loxton, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 101st anniversary celebration of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Loxton Sub Branch.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members from The Cottage Homes.

In the afternoon, Her Excellency the Governor’s Deputy hosted a reception to acknowledge the South Australian and Northern Territory Freemasons Grand Installation.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson AM, to be Governor’s Deputy from 9:00 am on Wednesday 14 April until 4:00 pm on Sunday 18 April 2021.

On Thursday morning Her Excellency the Governor’s Deputy presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Joint Commonwealth Societies Council in South Australia.

During the day, junior members of The Pioneers Association of South Australia toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Australian Red Cross - South Australia Division.

On Sunday at Port Broughton, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests, unveiled a plaque and cut the ribbon for the official opening of the newly completed Port Broughton Hospital Helipad, followed by a function at the Port Broughton Sporting Club organised by SA Health - Port Broughton District Health Advisory Council.

The Governor has appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson AM, to be Governor’s Deputy from 11:00 am on Saturday 10 April until 3:30 pm on Sunday 11 April 2021.

On Saturday at Barossa Nursery, Nuriootpa, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Barossa Rose and Flower Show organised by The Rose Society of South Australia – Roses in the Heartland Branch, where Mrs Le officially opened the show and presented awards, followed by a viewing of exhibits. 

On Friday afternoon at Rostrevor, Mrs Le attended an afternoon tea to celebrate Cord Blood Research organised by Inner Wheel District A70 South Australia.

In the evening at Brooklyn Park, His Excellency the Governor participated at the official opening ceremony of Schützenfest organised by the South Australian German Association.

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

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

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received the Judging Panel of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards, followed by a luncheon.  Guests included His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, Chair of the Judging Panel, Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, The Honourable John Sulan QC, Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos, Ms Karen Ashford, Ms Antonietta Cocchiaro OAM, Dr Valdis Tomanis, Mr Paul Ashenden and Professor Chris Leishman, Guest Speaker at the Awards ceremony.