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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Afternoon Tea Reception for Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl Awards Finalists /

Good afternoon. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to Government House today – and to welcome back our 2018 Runner-up, Miss Georgia Hoolihan! I at once acknowledge the...

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Reception for Participants Attending the 2019 Annual Conference of Deans of the Anglican Church of Australia /

Deans, ladies and gentlemen. I am very pleased, with Kaye, to welcome you all to Government House this afternoon. Of course, we wish you well for the annual conference, and we are...

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Private Investiture Ceremony for Mrs Lynnette Gambrill OAM /

Ladies and gentlemen, I am greatly honoured to be here for today’s Investiture Ceremony. The Medal of the Order of Australia I have just presented to Mrs Gambrill is one of the...

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Reception for Outstanding Queenslanders /

Premier; Chief Justice; members of the Queensland Executive Council; Mr Speaker; 24th Governor and 25th Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce; 23rd Governor, Major General Peter...

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Private Investiture Ceremony for Major Francis Roy Radford OAM CSM (Ret’d) /

Ladies and gentlemen, Kaye and I are greatly honoured to be here for today’s Investiture Ceremony. The presentation of Australian Honours and Awards is one the most important of...

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Australian Festival of Chamber Music Opening Night Concert /

Member for Herbert; representing the Mayor of Townsville, Councillor Doyle; our Chair, Sandra Yates; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.   I at once acknowledge the First...

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Planting of a Significant Specimen Tree in Sherwood Arboretum to Mark National Tree Day /

Thank you, Mr Arvidsson. Councillor Johnston, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Good morning to you all. Today marks National Tree Day, and I can think...

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War Widows’ Guild of Australia (Qld) Friendship Day Memorial and Reception /

Commander Savvakis and Mrs Savvakis; Mayor Tom Tate and Mrs Tate; Queensland State President, Mrs Jenny Gregory; senior representatives of the RSL; veterans; proud members of the...

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Allora’s 150 Year Celebrations /

Minister Hinchliffe; Mr James Lister MP; Mayor, Cr Dobie; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Kaye and I are delighted to be with you as we celebrate another significant...

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Official opening of the Bick and Bailey Corridor /

Speech delivered by Air Commodore Mark Gower AM LVO OAM (Mil), Official Secretary: Your Excellency, Mrs de Jersey – thank you for joining us. Good morning everyone and welcome...

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