Vice-Regal News

On Saturday evening at the Dunstan Playhouse, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Kalalaya - School of Indian Performing Arts performance of 'Amazing India 2017'.

Afterwards at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor, who is patron of the Malaysia Club of South Australia, and accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Rasa Sayang Cultural Night.

On Friday morning at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, delivered the opening address at the annual conference of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, of which she is patron.

Afterwards at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, received Associate Professor Zoe Jordan, Executive Director, The Joanna Briggs Institute, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide.

In consequence of a period of leave, His Excellency the Governor appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from midnight Friday 21st July until 4:00pm Tuesday 25th July 2017, and from midnight Tuesday 25th July until midnight Friday 28th July 2017.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2017 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, as patron of the OzAsia Festival, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 2017 OzAsia Festival launch.

The Governor has appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from midnight Friday 21st July 2017 until 4:00pm Tuesday 25th July 2017.

On Monday morning South Australian Museum volunteers toured Government House.

On Friday evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s A Night in Vienna.

The Governor has appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from midnight Friday 21st July 2017 until 4:00pm Tuesday 25th July 2017.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for the Fight Cancer Foundation’s Back on Track Education Program with the participation members of the Liverpool and Manchester United Masters teams.

Afterwards in Norwood, the Governor attended a luncheon hosted by the Greek Orthodox Community and Parish of the Prophet Elias, Norwood and Eastern Suburbs, for the Feast Day of the Prophet Elias.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Andrew Daniels, Chairman, Mr Andrew Thomas, President, and Mr David Boggan, General Manager, The Adelaide Club, and afterwards, together with Mrs Le, hosted them for luncheon.

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

Later Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted a morning tea for committee members of the Orchid Club of South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor, who is patron, received Mr Eric Lai, President and Mr George Chin, Past President, Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia, and afterwards, together with Mrs Le, hosted them for luncheon.

On Sunday the Governor attended a ceremony and luncheon at Mount Osmond Golf Club to commemorate its opening 90 years ago by his predecessor Sir Tom Bridges.

On Saturday morning at Hampstead Barracks, as guests of the Australian Army Cadet Brigade South Australia, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards as the Reviewing Officer at a ceremonial parade to celebrate the completion of the annual Promotion Courses Camp.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea followed by a tour for committee members of the Queen Adelaide Society.

In the evening at the Goodwood Community Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a celebration of Bastille Day, as guests of Ms Sue Crafter, Honorary Consul of France.

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

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the Consular Corps of South Australia.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon at the Lyceum Club in Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le, who is patron, attended a luncheon to celebrate the 95th birthday of the Club.

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

In the afternoon, the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception to welcome participants of the 2017 YMCA Youth Parliament program.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner to acknowledge the retirement of Professor David David AC, founder of the Australian Craniofacial Unit and its President for the last 44 years.

On Monday morning volunteers from Ethnic Link Services toured Government House.

On Friday morning at the South Australian Museum, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured the 'Yidaki: didjeridu and the sounds of Australia' exhibition, as guests of Mr Brian Oldman, Director of the South Australian Museum.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable Tung Ngo MLC and Mr Thai Minh Nguyen, Co-Chairs, and committee members of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted a reception for the presentation of awards for Girl Guides South Australia.

On Thursday His Excellency the Governor continued his regional visit to Kangaroo Island.

In the morning at the Kingscote Town Hall, the Governor delivered the opening address at the 15th Small Islands of the World Conference, before returning to Adelaide.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le, hosted a dinner to acknowledge the 140th anniversary of the South Australian National Football League.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor departed Adelaide for a regional visit to Kangaroo Island.

In the afternoon at the Bay of Shoals Winery, Kingscote, the Governor attended a luncheon hosted by His Worship the Mayor of Kangaroo Island, Mr Peter Clements.

Afterwards at Smiths Bay, the Governor received a tour and briefing of Yumbah Kangaroo Island Abalone Farm.

In the evening at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, Macgillvray, the Governor, as a guest of Mr Clements, attended a dinner on the occasion of the 15th Small Islands of the World Conference.

The Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, has been appointed to be Governor’s Deputy during His Excellency’s absence.

In the morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Professor Wilson officially opened the 2017 Australian Conference on Lutheran Education.

Afterwards at Government House, Professor Wilson received Her Excellency Mrs Nineta Bărbulescu, Ambassador of Romania to Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.  Afterwards, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later Mrs Le hosted a morning tea followed by a tour of Government House for members of Cystic Fibrosis South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Yogesh Punja, High Commissioner of the Republic of Fiji.  Other guests included Mr Rajesh Singh, President, Fijian Social and Cultural Club of South Australia; Mr Luke Qovu, President, Fijian Association of South Australia; and Mr Tukini Tavui, President, Fijian School of Language and Culture South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank the supporters and donors of The State Library of South Australia.

Afterwards at Ayers House, the Governor attended the 2017 Premier's NAIDOC Award, hosted by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and the Department of State Development, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation.

On Monday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's 5th Birthday of the Regent Arcade Donor Centre, where the Governor cut a celebratory cake.

In the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea followed by a tour of Government House for members of the Broughton Plains Heritage Society.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Lars Backström, Ambassador of Finland to Australia, and Mrs Brigitta Backström, and Mr Christopher Rann, Honorary Consul of Finland.

Later, Social Work students from Flinders University toured Government House.

On Thursday morning at Government House, the Administrator of the Commonwealth, who is patron of the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, received Ms Elizabeth Perry, President and Chair of the Board, Mr Ian Stone, Group Managing Director, and Ms Penny Gale, General Manager, Engagement and Innovation.

In the afternoon the Administrator and Mrs Le, as guests of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, were escorted on a tour of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, the Administrator participated in the St Vincent de Paul Society (South Australia) CEO Sleepout. 

His Excellency the Governor has been appointed as Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia from the morning of Wednesday 28th June 2017 until the evening of Sunday 2nd July 2017.  Professor Brenda Wilson has been appointed Administrator of the State of South Australia during this period.

On Wednesday the Administrator of the Commonwealth continued his regional visit to the Far North of South Australia and The Flinders Ranges Council.

In the morning the Administrator met with community members at the Quorn Men’s Shed.  Later, the Administrator received a tour of Quorn Area School and spoke with students.  Afterwards, the Administrator was escorted on a tour of Warren Gorge.

In the evening the Administrator returned to Adelaide.

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor continued his regional visit to the Far North of South Australia and The Flinders Range Council.

In the morning the Governor placed a wreath and officially opened the Hawker War Memorial, and afterwards attended a morning tea with the Hawker Community Development Board at the Country Women’s Association Hall.  Later the Governor toured the Jeff Morgan Gallery.

In the afternoon at the Cradock Hotel, the Governor attended a luncheon hosted by His Worship the Mayor of The Flinders Ranges Council, Mr Peter Slattery.

Later in Quorn, the Governor was provided with a tour and briefing of the Powell Gardens; Pichi Richi Railway Workshop; and Flinders House at the Quorn Memorial Hospital, followed by afternoon tea with the hospital board.

In the evening at Emily’s Bistro, Quorn, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by the Mayor of The Flinders Ranges Council.

In the morning at Government House, Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea followed by a tour of Government House for Women in Rotary’s 2017 International Women’s Day Breakfast Committee.

During the day students from Harvest Christian College toured Government House.

On Monday His Excellency the Governor continued his regional visit to the Far North of South Australia and The Flinders Range Council.

In the morning the Governor undertook a tour of Leigh Creek, escorted by Ms Cecilia Woodford, Chair, and Mr Mark Sutton, Director of the Outback Community Authority.

Later the Governor toured Leigh Creek Area School and met with students, and afterwards at Nilpena Station the Governor received a briefing and tour of the Nilpena Station National Heritage Listed Ediacara Fossil Site and the proposed Ediacaran World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon the Governor hosted a luncheon at the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, and afterwards toured the Blinman Heritage Mine.

On Sunday morning the Governor continued to participate in the outdoors program including Survival Stand and Abseil Stand activities.

In the afternoon the Governor departed Yankaninna Station for Leigh Creek, to undertake a regional visit of the Far North of South Australia and The Flinders Ranges Council.

In the evening at the Leigh Creek Outback Resort, the Governor attended a dinner, as a guest of the Outback Community Authority.

The Governor has appointed Lieutenant Governor, Professor Brenda Wilson, to be Governor’s Deputy from the morning of Saturday 24th June until the morning of Wednesday 28th June 2017.

On Saturday morning His Excellency the Governor travelled to Yankaninna Station in preparation for participation in activities associated with the Operation Flinders Foundation, of which he is patron.

In the afternoon the Governor undertook a tour of the property, including Old Yankaninna Homestead, Goat Valley, Mandarin Caps and Frome Creek.

In the evening the Governor joined the young people participating in the Cultural Stand activities associated with the program, and afterwards at the station the Governor addressed the guests at a dinner.

On Friday evening at the Hawke Building, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor made the opening address at the 2017 Australian Refugee Association Oration.  His Excellency is patron of the Australian Refugee Association and patron-in-chief of the Bob Hake Prime Ministerial Centre at the University of South Australia where the event took place.

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

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of History Trust of South Australia, toured the Centre of Democracy in the Institute Building, North Terrace, Adelaide.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is the Honorary Commodore of the Royal Australian Air Force - No 24 (City of Adelaide) Squadron, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception to acknowledge the 77th Anniversary of the formation of the Squadron.