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Friday 23 June 2017

To commemorate International 'Take Your Dog To Work' Day on 23 June 2017, the Office of the Governor has officially released 'Gavel Cam', a Gavel-eyed view of the historic Fernberg estate - the official residence of Queensland Governors since 1910.

The Governor is the Patron of the RSPCA Queensland. 

Gavel commenced official duties as Vice-Regal Dog at Government House in February 2017 after failing to complete police dog training owing to his friendly and courteous disposition.

Gavel's official duties include welcoming tour groups, attending functions with the Governor and Mrs de Jersey, and attending formal ceremonies. He wears a specially-made Government House coat, emblazoned with the Governor’s Personal Standard, the St Edward’s Crown and the brolga, the official bird emblem of Queensland.