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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Cairns Amateurs Ball /

Mayor, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are honoured to join you all tonight as we celebrate the Cairns Amateurs Carnival and its Diamond Jubilee – 60 years...

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Queensland University Regiment Association dinner and reunion /

Thank you, Brigadier Luttrell, for your warm welcome tonight, and thank you, and congratulations, to everyone attending this reunion – the 50th anniversary of the Commissioning of...

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Official opening of the Royal Queensland Art Society Biennial /

Thank you, Madam President, for your warm welcome tonight. I too acknowledge our special guests at what is a historic event for the Royal Queensland Art Society. For 130 years the...

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Australian Honours and Awards & Bravery Decorations /

Kaye and I are truly delighted to welcome you all to Government House for this very special morning. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we...

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Morning tea to officially open The Spouses' Gallery /

The 22nd Governor of Queensland, the Honourable Leneen Forde AC; spouse of the 24th Governor of Queensland, Mr Michael Bryce AM AE; ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Fernberg...

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North Queensland Club Past Presidents' Gala Dinner /

State Member for Hinchinbrook, Mr Nick Dametto; North Queensland Club Presidents and committee members past and present; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure for Kaye and...

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Regional Government House: Official opening of the Blackall Flower Show /

Mayor Martin; Councillors; Flower Show Committee members; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys of Blackall and Tambo – people of the Barcoo! I at once acknowledge the Traditional...

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Regional Government House: Official visit to Western Cape College /

Weipa Town Authority Chair, Mr Michael Rowland; Principal, Mr Noel Rawlins; Western Cape College students, staff and supporters; Northern Peninsula Area College students; school...

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Regional Government House: Official visit to Pormpuraaw State School /

Mayor Kendall; Principal, Ms Anna Walsh; Pormpuraaw State School students, staff and supporters. Kaye and I are honoured to join you on the west coast of the Cape this morning as...

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Regional Government House: Official visit to Woree State High School /

Mayor Manning; Principal, Mr Bruce Houghton; Woree State High School students, staff and supporters. It is an honour for Kaye and me to join you this morning as we continue the...

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