Speeches

The Governor is invited to speak at a wide range of significant official, ceremonial and community events, including the Opening of Parliament, ANZAC Day ceremonies and events for Patron groups. A selection of these speeches is available below in a searchable database.

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ANZAC Day Dawn Service of Remembrance /

Now, as dawn approaches, all around Australia and our good neighbour New Zealand, and at countless war cemeteries around the world, Aussies and Kiwis are gathering in most solemn,...

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Anzac Day Parade to Commemorate the 102nd Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) /

My Fellow Queenslanders, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of these lands, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and express respect for their Elders, past and present. It was 101...

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Official Opening of the Anglican Church Grammar School Centenary Library /

Your Grace, Archbishop Aspinall; Chairman, Mr Dan O’Connor; our Principal, Dr Alan Campbell; guests, distinguished as are you all. I am delighted to be back at my old school on...

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Reception for Delegates to the Order of Australia Association’s 21st Annual Conference /

25th Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Penelope Wensley AC and Mr Stuart McCosker; The Order of Australia Association National President, Mr Phillip Flood AO; National...

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Reception to Celebrate the 91st Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen /

Minister Lynham representing our Premier – I have spoken with the Premier today, she sends her apologies for not being here for this special occasion as she is hosting a reception...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System - Investiture Ceremony for Residents of Far North Queensland /

Kaye and I are delighted, once again, to be in Cairns and, as always, have been made to feel exceptionally welcome. Thank you. I at once acknowledge our official guests here at...

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Official Visit to Cairns State High School /

Thank you, Principal Zilm, for your very kind introduction, and for organising today’s special assembly. I also thank our Captains, Master Morgan Lui and Miss Tess O’Donohue, for...

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Afternoon Tea for The Australian Council of Educational Leaders, Queensland Branch /

Australian Council for Educational Leaders Patron, Emeritus Professor Frank Crowther; Queensland President, Dr Deb Kember; Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Aasha Murthy; guests,...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System - Investiture Ceremony for Residents of Queensland /

Ann Leahy, Member for Warrego; Mayor Annie Liston; Deputy Commissioner Peter Martin; Assistant Commissioner Tony Wright; Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche; Acting Deputy Commissioner...

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Tennis Australia Davis Cup Official Dinner /

Thank you, Mr Willis, for your kind introduction. I too acknowledge the Honourable Jane Prentice MP; the Presidents of the Davis Cup Foundation, Tennis Australia and the US Tennis...

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