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

In the afternoon the Governor received Lieutenant Colonel John Holloway, Commanding Officer, 1st Armoured Regiment, Australian Army; Wing Commander Glenn Orton, Commanding Officer, No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force; and Superintendent David O'Donovan, Officer in Charge, Special Tasks and Rescue Group, South Australia Police, followed by a luncheon.

On Tuesday morning at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the international conference: Designing the Archive hosted by the Australian Society of Archivists, International Council on Archives, Archives and Records Association of New Zealand Te Huinga and Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives.

Late in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, dedicated “The Governor’s Rose Garden”, developed with the cooperation of the Rose Society of South Australia.  Also present were the former Governors The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO; The Honourable Mrs Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE; Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN and his wife Mrs Liz Scarce.  Other guests included Mr Doug Gregory, President of the Rose Society and Mrs Pam Gregory; and members of the Rose Society, Mrs Wendy Trimper and Mr Merv Trimper, and Mr Bob Gregory.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the first anniversary of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Childhood Sexual Abuse.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2019 Student Citizenship Awards of The Order of Australia Association - South Australian Branch.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Children's Week Association of South Australia 2019 Awards.

In the evening the Governor received Mr Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive and Mr Carlos Ezpeleta, Sporting Director, Dorna Sports; Mr Manuel Ortigosa, Managing Director, Global Intertrade; Dr Sam Shahin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Mr Mark Warren, General Manager, The Bend Motorsport Park; and Mr Jim McDowell, Chief Executive and Mr Bill Spurr AO, Member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, followed by a dinner.

On Sunday morning at North Adelaide, the Governor attended a special worship service in celebration of the 160th anniversary of Brougham Place Uniting Church.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival Moon Lantern Parade.

On Friday morning at Para Hills West Primary School, Mrs Le attended the official launch of Children’s Week 2019 hosted by the Children’s Week Association of South Australia.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor hosted an afternoon tea for the Leaders Institute of South Australia’s 2019 Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program Session.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the opening night of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Hilton Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 17th International Conference for Emergency Nurses hosted by the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia.

Later the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Red Cross World Café event in Adelaide hosted by the Australian Red Cross – South Australia Division in partnership with the Governor’s Leadership Foundation.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received the Dean of the Consular Corps in South Australia and members of the Consular Corps Steering Committee for 2019, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award in Australia.

On Monday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le undertook a visit to the City of Playford.

In the morning at Elizabeth, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Playford Civic Centre, met with His Worship the Mayor of the City of Playford, Mr Glenn Docherty and Mr Sam Green, Chief Executive Officer, and toured the Library, Grenville Hub and Northern CDB Development site.

Afterwards at Elizabeth Downs, the Governor and Mrs Le toured Elizabeth Rise and met with community members and volunteers.

In the afternoon at Smithfield Plains, the Governor and Mrs Le toured The Precinct including the Health Food Co, Men’s Shed and Social Enterprise Café with Mayor Docherty, Mr Green, Councillors and council staff.

Afterwards at Munno Para, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Stretton Centre, followed by a visit to the Blakeview Lake, before returning to Government House.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters, service providers and volunteers of Foodbank SA.

On Sunday the public rooms and the grounds of Government House were opened for viewing by members of the community.

On Saturday morning at the Korean War Memorial, Hindmarsh, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath at the Korean 'Missing in Action' Memorial Service, organised by the Korea & South East Asia Forces Association of Australia - South Australia Branch.

In the evening at Morphett Vale, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque at the centenary celebrations of the Returned and Services League of Australia, McLaren Vale and District Sub-Branch.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the National Council of Women of South Australia.

In the afternoon, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Rob Chapman, Chairman, and Directors of the Adelaide Football Club, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, Mrs Le attended the Catherine House gala function.

Government House will be open to the public this Sunday from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission and tours are free and no bookings are required.

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

Also in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the South Australian Women’s Memorial Playing Fields Trust.

In the afternoon at Port Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at a business network function hosted by the Rotary Club of Port Adelaide and the North West Business Alliance.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation.

Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 13th October from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission and tours are free and no bookings are required.

On Wednesday morning in Tusmore, Mrs Le addressed the gathering and presented awards at the 2019 Australian Red Cross Annual General Meeting hosted by the South Australian Division.

In the afternoon at Government House on the occasion of Mental Health Week, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Alan Young AM, Chairman and Mr John Mannion, Executive Director, Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation, and representatives from Maras Group, Boileau Business Solutions, SANFL, EY Adelaide, SAHMRI, Flinders University and Optus, followed by a luncheon. 

Later the Governor received Mr George Chin, President and Mr Eric Lai, Vice-President, Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide’s Lions Children of Courage Awards.

Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 13th October from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission and tours are free and no bookings are required.

On Tuesday evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance by The Australian Ballet.

During the day AnglicareSA NDIS Mental Health and Disability clients and carers toured Government House.

Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 13th October from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission and tours are free and no bookings are required.

Government House will be open to the public on Sunday 13th October from 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome, admission and tours are free and no bookings are required.

On Sunday afternoon, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering, presented an award and cut the cake at the 90th Birthday celebrations of the Carousel at Semaphore hosted by the Rotary Club of Henley Beach

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 2019 Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference.

In the afternoon at the Wayville, the Governor addressed the guests and presented the inaugural Governor’s Trophy for the Best South Australian Red and White Wines in Show at a function hosted by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia in conjunction with Wine Communicators of Australia.

In the evening at the Olympic Hall, Adelaide, the Governor attended the official opening of the 14th Adelaide Hellenic Cultural Festival Odyssey hosted by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.

During the day members of The Aberfoyle Explorers toured Government House

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

Afterwards at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor officially opened the 2019 annual scientific meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Safework SA 2019 Augusta Zadow Awards.

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 Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

On Tuesday morning on Henley Beach, His Excellency the Governor participated in an event organised by Sight For All, marking its 10th anniversary and entailing the creation of an art work by Andrew Baines to mark World Sight Day on 10 October.

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of awards for Girl Guides South Australia.

In the afternoon at Royal Park, the Governor and Mrs Le visited Nonna’s Cucina, toured the facilities and met with board members, staff and volunteers.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for Year 12 students representing their schools from across the state.

On Sunday afternoon at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented the trophy to the winner of the 2019 Concours d'Elegance following the Bay to Birdwood Classic.

On Friday morning at Taperoo, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath at the National Police Remembrance Day Memorial Service organised by the South Australia Police.

Also in the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of The Cottage Homes.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for The Honourable Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland and Mrs Yumi Hogan; The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia; The Honourable Justice Tim Stanley, representing the Chief Justice of South Australia and Ms Elizabeth Boylan; The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council and Mrs Marcia McLachlan; The Honourarable Kyam Maher MLC, representing the Leader of the Opposition and Mrs Carmel Maher; Ms Rasa Buckley, General Manager, AMCHAM; Mr Joe North, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand and Mrs Megan North; Ms Kelly Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce; Mr James Ports, Acting Executive Director, Maryland Transit Authority; Ms Allison Mayer, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of Maryland; Ms Signe Pringle, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce, and Mr Andrew Kreinik, Regional Manager for Europe and Australia, Maryland Department of Commerce.

During the day, Scouts from the 2nd Adelaide Scout Group of Scouts Australia, South Australian Branch toured Government House.

On Thursday morning Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson AM, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from Hobart where the Governor attended a meeting with Their Excellencies the Governor-General and the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory.

On Wednesday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le were in Hobart where the Governor attended a meeting with Their Excellencies the Governor-General and the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory.

During the day, students from Grange Primary School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, departed for Hobart to participate in a meeting with Their Excellencies the Governor-General and the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory, hosted by Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania, and Mr Richard Warner.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Tuesday 24th September until Thursday 26th September 2019.

During the day, members of the Campbelltown Combined Probus Club toured Government House.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le accepted the presentation to Government House by the Lang Foundation of a maquette of the Mark Richards statue of Captain Matthew Flinders.The presentation was attended by Mr Roger Lang, Founder and Director of the Lang Foundation, and Mrs Janet Hoopman; Mr Mark Roderick and Mrs Kirsty Roderick, Mr Nick Grieve and Mrs Fiona Grieve, Directors of the Lang Foundation, and Mr Lloyd Glover, Treasurer, Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, Port Lincoln, and was followed by a luncheon.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor toured exhibits and officially opened the 100th Quorn Show hosted by The Royal Northern Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson AM to be Governor’s Deputy from the afternoon of Saturday 21 September until Sunday 22 September 2019.