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On Tuesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers of the South Australian Museum.

Later at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a state event hosted by The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, to celebrate South Australia’s Space Industry.

On Monday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, hosted by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor.

On Sunday morning at St Marys, Mrs Le placed a wreath and presented awards at the 78th anniversary of Radji Beach Massacre Bangka Day Memorial Service of the South Australian Women's Memorial Playing Fields Trust. 

On Saturday evening at Norwood, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 10th annual Norwood Greek Cultural Festival organised by the Greek Orthodox Community & Parish of Prophet Elias.

On Thursday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor attended the 2020 annual event hosted by Reconciliation SA to commemorate the Apology to the Stolen Generations.

Later in the morning, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received Mr Adriano Stendardo, Consul of Italy in South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function at the Queen Adelaide Club.

On Wednesday morning at Sacred Heart College, Marcellin Campus, Somerton Park, His Excellency the Governor officially launched the Michael Herbert Vietnam Veterans Bursary and presented certificates to the winner of the Governor of South Australia Commendation and the Dux of the College.

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

On Tuesday afternoon, students from TAFE SA toured Government House.

On Monday morning  members of the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre toured Government House.

On Sunday morning a convoy of Bentley cars convened on the grounds of Government House before departing for the All British Day at Echunga.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from their visit to Tumby Bay.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed The Honourable Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy from the evening of Saturday 8 February until the morning of Sunday 9 February 2020.

On Saturday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a Vice Regal visit to Tumby Bay.

In the evening at the Tumby Bay Soldiers Memorial Hall, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the centenary celebrations of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Tumby Bay Sub-Branch.

 

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd), Chancellor of The University of Adelaide.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia’s 2020 annual gala event.

On Thursday morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, together with members of the SA Parliamentary Christian Fellowship, His Excellency the Governor attended a service to mark the beginning of the 2020 State Parliamentary Year.

Later in the morning, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Dr Thomas Fitschen, Ambassador of Germany and Dr Ilona Stoelken, and Mr James Porter, Honorary Consul of Germany, followed by a luncheon.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the afternoon at Parliament House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed and opened the second session of the 54th Parliament of South Australia.  Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the service and other personnel who supported His Excellency in the event.

Later the Governor received members of the Legislative Council for the presentation of the new President of the Legislative Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers, supporters and Lifetime Achievement awardees of the Conservation Council SA.

On Tuesday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 2020 Merit Ceremony and presented awards to Year 12 students who achieved academic excellence.  The ceremony was hosted by the SACE Board of South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor attended a reception for the Veterans Advisory Council hosted by The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor attended a reception for the Consular Corps of South Australia.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the match and presented the trophy to the winning team at the Bushfire T20 Showdown organised by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority.

On Saturday evening in Chinatown, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year street party.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Kapila Fonseka, Consul General for Sri Lanka in Melbourne and Dr Charitha Perera, Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Adelaide.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the SA4SA Bushfire Appeal gala event organised by Glam Adelaide and Showcase South Australia.

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

In the evening at Government House, the Governor hosted a reception to present the South Australian recipient of the John Monash Scholarship.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received His Worship the Mayor of the City of Playford, Mr Glenn Docherty and Mr Sam Green, Chief Executive Officer.

Later the Governor received Mr Duy Dinh Ninh OAM, President of the Vietnamese Veterans’ Association of South Australia; Mr Cuong Van Nguyen, Chair of the Memorial Monument Committee and other members of the Committee.

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Mark Jones QFSM, Chief Officer, South Australia Country Fire Service.

On Tuesday afternoon His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Sunday morning at Rostrevor, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and presented the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Awards at a citizenship ceremony organised by the Campbelltown City Council.

In the afternoon at Ottoway, the Governor attended the 2020 Lunar Year of the Rat Spring Festival hosted by The South Australia Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association.

In the evening at Elder Park, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Australia Day in the City Parade organised by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, departed Adelaide for Canberra.

In the evening His Excellency and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Australian of the Year finalists at Government House Yarralumla, before returning to Adelaide.

On Thursday morning, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government of the State of South Australia presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, Her Excellency attended a Chinese New Year celebration hosted by The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, and Ms He Lanjing, Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China.

On Wednesday afternoon at Stirling, His Excellency the Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the trophy to the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 2 Winner at an event hosted by the Adelaide Hills Council.

On Tuesday morning Government House in conjunction with Parliament House and the Art Gallery of South Australia hosted a Harry Potter themed educational event for children and young people.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, accompanied by Mrs Le, departed Adelaide for Canberra.

In the afternoon His Excellency presided over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

In the evening His Excellency and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Supreme and Federal Court Judges’ Conference delegates, before returning to Adelaide.

In the evening at Government House, Adelaide, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government of the State of South Australia hosted a reception to welcome the Los Angeles Mayor’s Young Ambassadors.

Afterwards at the Pullman Adelaide, Her Excellency addressed the guests and presented awards at the Australia Day Awards ceremony organised by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

On Sunday evening in Adelaide, the Administrator of the Commowealth and Mrs Le viewed the Santos Tour Down Under Schwalbe Classic organised by the South Australian Tourism Commission.

On Saturday evening at Semaphore, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 41st annual Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival hosted by the Greek Orthodox Community of the Nativity of Christ Port Adelaide.

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from the morning of Sunday 19th January 2020 until the morning of Saturday 25th January 2020.  Professor Brenda Wilson AM has been appointed Administrator of the Government of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Arthur Sinodinos AO, Australian Ambassador Designate to the United States of America.

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

In the afternoon the Governor travelled to the Adelaide Hills where, accompanied by Her Worship the Mayor of the Adelaide Hills Council, Dr Jan-Claire Wisdom, and Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Commander of the 9th Brigade and Army Area Representative – South Australia, Australian Army and Commander of the Joint Task Force covering ADF support personnel assisting recovery in South Australia,  he toured fire affected areas including Woodside, Lenswood and Lobethal, and met with residents and Council field staff.

Afterwards at the Lobethal Recovery Centre, the Governor was briefed on recovery efforts by Mr Alex Zimmerman, South Australian Police Officer and Local Recovery Coordinator, and Ms Ali Halion, Manager, Recovery Centre, and met with local community members and Australian Red Cross volunteers, then with Ms Sue Jackson, BlazeAid Lobethal Camp Coordinator and BlazeAid volunteers at the Lobethal Camp.