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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Official Opening of the Bauer Building at Somerville House /

Thank you, Miss Coulson, for your kind introduction. I further thank Principal Kearney for her very kind invitation that I join you for today’s important celebration in the life...

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United Service Club 70th Anniversary at Wickham Terrace /

Our President, Major Paul Doyle; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is Kaye’s and my very great pleasure to be with you tonight to celebrate the United Service Club’s,...

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Reception in support of Patronage Organisations /

It is always a great pleasure for Kaye and me to welcome to Government House the organisations of which we are the proud Patrons. Occasions like tonight’s reception are important...

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Official Opening of the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show /

Ms Joan Pease MP, representing the Minister for Main Roads; Mr Andrew Powell, representing the Leader of the Opposition; other distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I extend...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the Queensland Muslim Community /

It is a great pleasure for Kaye and me to welcome representatives of the Muslim community in Queensland to Government House today. This event follows upon previous Governors’...

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National Trust Gala Dinner and National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards /

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the invitation to join you for the National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards. This Gala Dinner is a worthy celebration of...

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Saint Thomas’ Church Toowong Restoration Appeal Reception /

Your Grace and Dr Aspinall; Councillor Matic; members of the Clergy; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to join you this evening on this wonderful site which has such...

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A Reception in honour of the 50th Anniversary of the Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland /

Our 25th Governor of Queensland, and Patron, the Honourable Penelope Wensley; ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests as are you all. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you to...

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110th Anniversary of Crèche and Kindergarten Association /

Guests, distinguished as are you all. Kaye and I are delighted to host this evening’s celebration and we welcome you all most warmly to Fernberg. When the Crèche and Kindergarten...

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Official Opening of 88 Limestone Precinct /

Ms Jennifer Howard MP; Mayor Pisasale; Your Honour; other distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. As the 26th Governor of our State, I am delighted to follow in the footsteps...

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