Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and presented gifts to children in residential care.  Christmas carols were provided by the Brighton Secondary School Band and Choir.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Lolly Jar Circus.

In the afternoon, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received an official call from The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Vershoor, and members of the newly elected Adelaide City Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for supporters of the Abraham Institute.

On Sunday afternoon at Elder Hall, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 30th anniversary concert of Adelaide Young Voices.

In the evening at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a special service First Chord: Celebrating the return of the Cathedral organ.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Alexandrina Council volunteers, followed by a tour.

In the afternoon at Edinburgh, the Governor attended the Official Ceremony of 50 Years of P-3 Operations, hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force No. 92 Wing.

Also in the afternoon at Victoria Square, Mrs Le addressed the gathering and presented awards at the International Day of People with a Disability ceremony hosted by The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

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

Later at Nuriootpa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the new Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst Retail and Tasting Room, followed by a tour.

In the afternoon at Marananga, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the 2018 Export Award Winning company Torbreck Vintners, met with staff and were briefed on operations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters of the Peter Couche Foundation.

Later at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance by the State Opera of South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at the South Australian Museum, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2018 Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster Forum hosted by the Department for Industry and Skills.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr John Mannion, Executive Director and Ms Jane Trembath, Media and Communications Coordinator, Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation.

Afterwards in the grounds of Government House, Mrs Le met students from Woodside Pre-School and viewed their Mr McGregor scarecrow in the vegetable garden, for which it had been selected by the Governor at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show.

In the evening at the Grainger Studio, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Governor’s Leadership Foundation 2018 Graduation Ceremony hosted by The Leaders Institute of South Australia.

On Tuesday morning at Government House His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le farewelled

His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC, at the conclusion of his visit to South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received Air Vice-Marshal Vincent (Joe) Iervasi AM, outgoing Senior Defence Force Representative – South Australia, and his replacement, Air Commodore Phil Gordon.

On Monday afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Australian of the Year function hosted by the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

Later at The University of South Australia, the Governor attended the Pitch@Palace - Pitch on Tour Adelaide event, hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a State Dinner on the occasion of the visit to Adelaide by His Royal Highness.  Guests included The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia; Mr Peter Malinauskas MP, Leader of the Opposition, and Mrs Annabel Malinauskas; Mr Ian Smith AM, Honorary Consul for the UK, and Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AM; Mr Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and Ms Mi Jung Kim; Mr Jim Whalley, South Australian Chief Entrepreneur, and Ms Melinda O’Leary; Professor David Lloyd, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of South Australia, and Ms Mandy Giles; Professor Colin Stirling, Vice-Chancellor and President, Flinders University, and Dr Mailys Stirling; Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Adelaide, and Mr Graham Horne; and Dr Andrew Thomas AO.

On Sunday afternoon His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC, who is visiting Australia to promote and support his Pitch@Palace initiative, arrived to stay at Government House.

Later at the National War Memorial, His Royal Highness unveiled the names of South Australian Airmen who died in AFC and RFC Service in The Great War that have been added to the Honour Roll, and afterwards, together with His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, placed wreaths, followed by a tour of the Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk.

Later in the grounds of Government House, His Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to mark the planting of a Black Walnut tree replacing a Golden Elm tree planted by his father His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in 1954, followed by a reception hosted by the Governor and Mrs Le.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2018 Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for Mrs Margie Berlemon AM, President, Children’s Week Association of SA and Mr Bill Berlemon.

In the afternoon at Unley, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the keynote address at the Board of Benefactor’s Festum hosted by The University of Adelaide.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

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

Afterwards the Governor toured the 2018 Export Award Winning company CMAX Clinical Research, met with staff and was briefed on operations.

In the afternoon at The War Veterans’ Home, Myrtle Bank, the Governor attended the 63rd annual Empire Air Training Scheme reunion.

Also in the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of Palliative Care South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and employers of the Australian Defence Force Reservists.

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

Afterwards the Governor received The Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon at Thebarton, the Governor attended the Uniting Communities Ruby’s Reunification Program 25th birthday celebration, followed by a tour of Ruby’s House.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Catherine House.

Later at Parliament House, the Governor was hosted by The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

During the day Students from St Andrew’s School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Gepps Cross, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially re-opened the refurbished Food Centre, a not-for-profit organisation that provides affordable groceries, clothing and household goods, and social interaction, to those on low incomes or experiencing financial difficulty.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - South Australia 2018 Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Awards.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea to welcome executives of the Adelaide Convention Bureau and the company Nu Skin.

Later at Parkside, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially re-opened the Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre.

In the evening at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Consular Corps of South Australia end of year function.

On Sunday afternoon at Payneham Cricket Oval, the Governor attended The Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Baker-Gordon charity shield match between the Army and Air Force.

On Saturday morning at North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and officially opened the Adelaide Art Society’s Spring Art Exhibition.

In the evening at Tusmore, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Adelaide Tamil Language School’s Pearl Jubilee Cultural function hosted by the Ceylon Tamil Association of South Australia.

Later at Magill, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Campbelltown City Council’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Afterwards at the Migration Museum, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the ‘Taste of Home’ gala event organised by the Migration Museum Foundation.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Fred Hollows Humanity awards presentation ceremony hosted by The Fred Hollows Foundation.

In the afternoon at Modbury, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the Meals on Wheels South Australia annual awards day ceremony.

Also in the afternoon at Government House, Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia, on behalf of His Excellency the Governor, hosted a luncheon for The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO, Hawke Centre Patron, and Lady Joan Neal AM; Mr Stan Grant, Annual Hawke Lecturer 2018; Ms Pauline Carr, Chancellor and Professor David Lloyd, Vice-Chancellor, The University of South Australia, and Ms Jill Saunders and  Ms Jacinta Thompson.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the 2018 South Australian Sports awards ceremony hosted by the South Australian Sports Federation.

During the day students from Thebarton Senior College toured Government House.

On Thursday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a breakfast hosted by the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals.

Afterwards the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2018 Churchill Fellowship Awards.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank sponsors and supporters of the Migration Museum Foundation.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor presented awards at the 2018 Australian eChallenge Awards function hosted by The University of Adelaide.

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

Later, at Government House, Mrs Le met students from Elizabeth Vale Primary School and viewed their Teacher scarecrow in the vegetable garden, for which it had been selected by the Governor at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Bill Muirhead AM, Agent-General for South Australia, and Mrs Jeanne Muirhead, followed by a luncheon.

Later in the afternoon the Governor met with The Honourable John Dawkins MLC and members of the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention.

Afterwards the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Sorayya Martin of the Mahmood Martin Foundation.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to present The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia President’s Awards.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for volunteers and supporters of Trojan’s Trek.

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

On Monday morning at Edwardstown, His Excellency the Governor toured the 2018 Export Award Winning company SEAPA, met with staff and was briefed on operations. 

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the Stirling Ladies Probus Club.

Later in the afternoon at Hindmarsh, the Governor officially launched CARA’s new head office, followed by a tour.

During the day members of the Probus Club of Marion toured Government House.

On Sunday morning at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a breakfast in tribute to WWII Veterans and to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

Afterwards at the State National War Memorial, the Governor and Mrs Le planted a cross and placed a tribute in memory of the fallen at the Centenary of Armistice Commemoration Service organised by The Returned and Services League of Australia (SA Branch).

Later at Prospect, the Governor officially launched the book ‘Leane Times’ by Wendy Frew.

On Saturday morning at Rundle Park, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 14th Korean Culture and Food Festival organised by the Korean Community of SA.

In the afternoon in the grounds of Government House, Mrs Le hosted a ‘Time of Remembrance’ ceremony and afternoon tea for Cystic Fibrosis South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a State Dinner hosted by the Premier, The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Greg Mackie OAM, Chief Executive Officer, History Trust of South Australia; Ms Lainie Anderson, Writer and Epic Flight Centenary 2019 Ambassador; and Group Captain Greg Weller, Director Community Engagement, Royal Australian Air Force, Edinburgh.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Michael Abbott AO QC, Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, and Ms Sue Crafter, Honorary Consul of France; Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre; Mr Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival; and Ms Zeenat Aman, Mr Sanjoy Roy, Mr William Dalrymple, Ms Namita Gokhale, Ms Shobhaa De, Ms Anita Nair, Mr Devdutt Pattanaik, Mr Uday Prakash and Ms Vidya Shah from the Jaipur Literature Festival, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at Parliament House, the Governor attended a reception in honour of the service of the Consul-General of Greece, Mr Andreas-Konstantino Gouras.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Jaipur Literature Festival.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received The Honourable Tim Whetstone MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Later in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a garden reception to acknowledge CFS and SES volunteers.

In the evening at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Governor attended the Great Wine Capitals Global Network function hosted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia.

On Wednesday afternoon in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a garden reception for representatives of organisations of which they are patrons or honorary members.

In the evening at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Governor attended a celebration acknowledging 30 years of BHP Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs.

Afterwards in Green Fields, the Governor addressed the gathering at the Diwali Celebration organised by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

On Tuesday morning students from St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School toured Government House.

On Monday evening at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of the Cora Barclay Centre.

On Sunday afternoon at Uraidla Showgrounds, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 130th Uraidla Show organised by the Uraidla and Summertown Horticultural and Floricultural Society, and afterwards presented awards and toured exhibits.

On Saturday morning at the Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the Ethnic School’s Day parade and concert hosted by The Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Outer Harbor, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2018-2019 sailing season at the 149th Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron’s Opening Day.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a gala function hosted by the Australian Chinese Medical Association Foundation.