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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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony H /

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Welcome to Government House. Kaye and I are absolutely delighted that you join us here on this very special day in your lives. I begin by...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony F /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. I begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbul and Jagera people, and...

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Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System Investiture Ceremony G /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House for today’s Investiture Ceremony. We receive many...

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Official opening of the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre /

Member for Townsville, Mr Scott Stewart MP; Mayor Jack Bawden and Councillors from Carpentaria Shire Council; Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  I at once acknowledge...

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Investiture Ceremony for Residents of North Queensland /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Thank you for joining us today for this very special ceremony.  I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the...

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Official visit to Yarrabah State School /

Thank you for welcoming me so warmly to your district and your school. This is the first time I have had the pleasure of visiting the Yarrabah State School, and my wife and I are...

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Morning tea for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland 65 Roses Month of May /

Chair and Directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Board; Distinguished Guests, Supporters, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to...

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Official Opening Ormiston College Centre for Learning and Innovation /

Elected Representatives, Chair of the Board, Headmaster, ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we gather, and...

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National Council of Women of Queensland Annual Dinner /

Senator Claire Moore, Councillors, Service representatives, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands...

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ANZAC Day Dawn Service /

My fellow Queenslanders… On the 25th of April 1915, as, in its endless cycle, the sun rose at Gallipoli, thousands of ANZACs were already fighting desperately to win a foothold...

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