Vice-Regal News

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

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr David Sanders, President and Mrs Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive, Royal Zoological Society of SA, followed by a luncheon with members of the Board.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of awards for the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a celebration hosted by The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia together with The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor, in honour of the 2019 AFLW Premiers - Adelaide Football Club.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the Queen Adelaide Club.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received His Excellency Mr Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador of Japan to Australia and Madame Masako Takahashi; Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne; Mr Adam Wynn, Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Adelaide; Mr Kazuki Nakamura, Second Secretary, Protocol and Political, Embassy of Japan; Ms Sally Townsend, Commissioner, South Australia - Japan and Korea; and Ms Liz Hawkins, Director of Programming, Development and Venue Sales, Adelaide Festival Centre, followed by a luncheon

On Sunday aftenoon at the Adelaide Central Market, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a celebration of 150 years of the Market hosted by the Adelaide Central Market Authority

On Saturday afternoon at Tusmore, Mrs Le presented trophies and officially opened The Rose Society of South Australia’s 2019 Autumn Rose Show.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Captain Jonathan Ley, Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide III, Royal Australian Navy, and Commander Andrew Burnett ADC, Commanding Officer, Royal Australian Navy – Navy Headquarters, South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor presented awards at the 2019 Peer Graduation and Awards night.

In the morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans’ Association Australia Inc - SA and NT Branch.

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

Later at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours.

Afterwards the Governor presided over a further meeting of the Executive Council to issue a writ for the election of 6 Senators for South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received The Honourable Mr Tung Ngo MLC, Co-Chair, Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association, Mr Tony Rosella and Ms Ash Badios, artists for the monument.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Senior Constable First Class Jaqueline Hatcher, Constable Paul Drayson, Constable Catherine Scholz and Constable Lynda Martin from the Band of South Australia Police, which has provided incidental music during the investiture ceremonies over the past two weeks.

In the evening at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2019 Employer Support Awards hosted by the Defence Reserves Support Council – South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours, including Public Service, Australian Fire Service, Australian Corrections, Emergency Service and Ambulance Service Medals.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Ms Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment; Mr Malcolm Jackman, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission and Mrs Kristen Jackman; Mr David Brown, Chief Executive, Department for Correctional Services; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service and Mrs Melanie Beattie; Mr Michael Morgan AFSM, Chief Officer, SA Metropolitan Fire Service and Mrs Colleen Morgan; Mr Andrew Stark, Deputy Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service and Mrs Cathy Stark; Mr David Place, Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service and Mrs Colleen Place; and Ms Carolyn Sladden, SA Representative to the Council for the Order of Australia.

On Monday afternoon at Port Adelaide Uniting Church, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the launch of the Uniting SA centenary celebration.

On Sunday afternoon at Seacliff, the Governor addressed the gathering and officially opened the 2019 Songkran Festival, organised by The Thai Festival and Cultural Association of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 50th Birthday celebration of the Zonta Club of Adelaide.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Ms Louise Miller-Frost, Chief Executive Officer, and board members, staff and clients from Catherine House.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received the Judges of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards,

Ms Flavia Tata Nardini, His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, The Honourable John Sulan, Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos, Ms Karen Ashford, Ms Antonietta Cocchiaro OAM and Dr Valdis Tomanis, followed by a luncheon.

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

Later at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Robert Gerard AO and Mr Robert Hannaford AM.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an Investiture ceremony and reception for 2019 Australia Day recipients of Australian Honours.

After the ceremony the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon.  Guests included Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia; Air Commodore Philip Gordon, Senior Defence Force Representative – SA; Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters – SA and Mrs Susan Burnett; Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Army Area Representative – SA; Acting Deputy Commissioner Paul Dickson APM, representing the Commissioner of South Australia Police; and Honorary Aides-de-Camp to the Governor who assisted at the ceremony.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, and assisted by the Department of Home Affairs, hosted a ceremony and conferred Australian citizenship on 29 new Australians.

On Sunday morning at the Air Force Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the commemorative service for the 98th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Air Force.

In the afternoon at the Dom Polski Centre, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at a centenary of independence function hosted by the Federation of Polish Organisation in SA and the Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence Organising Committee.

On Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor attended the GFG Alliance Chairman’s function and watched the football match between Port Adelaide and Carlton.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy annual conference.

Afterwards at the Pullman Hotel, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the Youth Suicide Prevention Summit organised by Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, SA Heath.

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the UNESCO Clubs, Adelaide Chapter.

In the evening at Goolwa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the centenary celebration of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Goolwa Sub-Branch.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor continued his Vice Regal regional visit to Mount Gambier and Naracoorte.

In the morning the Governor addressed community members and volunteers at a reception at Naracoorte Town Square; and afterwards at Naracoorte High School, the Governor addressed the students at the school assembly followed by a tour of the new STEM facilities.

In the afternoon at the Naracoorte National Park, the Governor toured the Caves, the Bat Observatory and the Roof Top Walk, before returning to Adelaide in the evening.

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

During the day, students from Plympton International College and the TAFE SA Adult Migrant English Program toured Government House.

On Wednesday His Excellency the Governor departed for a Vice Regal regional visit to Mount Gambier and Naracoorte.

In the morning at Mount Gambier, the Governor met with Her Worship the Mayor of the City of Mount Gambier, Mrs Lynette Martin OAM and Mr Graeme Maxwell, Acting Chief Executive Officer and received a briefing on the region.  Afterwards visited Grant High School, where he toured the refurbished STEM facilities, met with exchange students and presented a gift on behalf of their Japanese Sister School, Soja Minami High School.

In the afternoon at Naracoorte, the Governor met with Her Worship the Mayor of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Ms Erika Vickery and Mr Trevor Smart, Chief Executive Officer and received a briefing on the region.  Afterwards the Governor visited Teys Australia (meat processor and exporter), Grindstone Vineyard and Garey Banks Woolshed, and was briefed on their operations.

In the evening the Governor hosted Her Worship the Mayor of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Ms Erika Vickery and Mr Trevor Smart Ms Jenny Stirling, Manager of the Migrant Resource Centre and a volunteer from the Migrant Resource Centre, and a representative from Teys Australia.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Wednesday 27th March until Thursday 28th March 2019.

On Tuesday evening in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an annual Celebration of South Australia’s cultural diversity and presentation of the Governor’s Multicultural Awards.

On Monday morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, Mrs Le presented awards at the Lady Day service and award ceremony of The Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Adelaide.

On Sunday afternoon at the South Australiam National War Memorial, the Governor placed a wreath at the National Day of Greece celebrations.

Later in the afternoon at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, the Governor attended an Interfaith Service of Prayer for Peace for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy, and the recommitment to Interfaith Harmony, organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

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.

Also in the morning at Brooklyn Park, Mrs Le officially opened the Quilters’ Guild of South Australia’s Country Forum and toured exhibits.

In the afternoon at the Migration Museum, the Governor officially launched the ‘In Our Own Voices’ exhibition and the book ‘Twenty Winters’ at an event hosted by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

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 reception for the South Australian Tourism Industry Council’s 2018 State Tourism Award winners and supporters.

In the evening at Elder Park, the Governor and Mrs Le placed a wreath at the Adelaide Vigil for Christchurch, jointly hosted by the Government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide.

On Wednesday morning at the State Library of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le as guests of Adelaide Central Market Authority, undertook a tour of the Adelaide Central Market’s ‘150 years of People and Produce’ exhibition, followed by a presentation of the book ‘Adelaide Central Market: Stories, People and Recipes’.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul-General and Ms Laura Hughes, from the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne.

Later Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for committee members of the South Australian Boer War Association Inc.

On Monday evening at Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to commemorate Commonwealth Day, hosted by The Joint Commonwealth Societies Council in South Australia.

In the afternoon, at the Marion Mosque at Park Holme, His Excellency participated in a community vigil organised by the Islamic Society of South Australia and the Muslim community to pray, mourn and honour all the victims of the Christchurch mosques attack and to stand in support and solidarity with the victims and their families

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of The St Vincent de Paul Society.

In the afternoon at St Dominic’s Priory College, North Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Sister Jillian Havey Centre, followed by a tour of the facility.