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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Townsville Investiture Ceremony /

Official guests, recipients and their proud families and guests, including the boys and girls here today. It is a great honour, as Governor, to welcome you all.   I at once...

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Official Opening of the Kenilworth Centenary Show and Rodeo /

Member for Nicklin, Mr Hunt; Federal Member for Fairfax, Mr O’Brien; Mayor, Councillor Jamieson and Councillors; former Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, Peter Wellington;...

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Royal Queensland Aero Club Centenary Dinner /

Air Commodore John Meier; QANTAS Chief Pilot, Captain Richard Tobiano; our President, Mr Clif Hefner; members; ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour for me to join you all...

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Order of Australia Association Queensland 2019 Secondary Schools Citizenship Awards /

Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland; our Chair, Associate Professor Harden; Secretary, Mr Geoff Cowles; sponsor, Mr Tim Fairfax; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Official Opening of the Access Arts’ Exhibition: Celebrating Difference /

Thank you, Pat, for such a warm welcome. Our Access Arts President, Justice Bradley; Access Arts and CPL Board members and staff; KPMG Queensland Chair, Mr Hiller; distinguished...

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Reception to Celebrate St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland’s 125th Anniversary /

State President, Mr Dennis Innes; CEO, Mr Kevin Mercer; members of the State Council; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of...

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Queensland Teachers Bowling Club 70th Anniversary Luncheon /

I am pleased, ladies and gentlemen, to be with you this afternoon as you celebrate the significant 70th anniversary of the Queensland Teachers Bowls Club. Now I must at once be...

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2019 Cairns Amateurs Ball /

Thank you, Mr President, for your very warm welcome. I acknowledge Mayor, Cr Manning; Patron, Mr de Lacy; Committee members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Sixty...

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Cairns Investiture Ceremony /

Ladies and gentlemen, official guests, recipients and their proud families and guests. What a beautiful morning to be here in magnificent Cairns. I at once acknowledge the...

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Breakfast in Honour of Visiting Heads of Mission and Heads of Post /

Good morning everyone. It is a great honour to welcome Fernberg this morning Australian Heads of Mission and Heads of Post, and senior representatives of trade bodies. Today we...

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