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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Morning Tea to launch ‘Mary’s Last Dance’ by Mary Li /

Speech delivered by Mrs Kaye de Jersey:  25th Governor-General and 24th Queensland Governor, Dame Quentin Bryce; our author, in whose honour we gather, Mrs Mary Li and Mr Li...

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Morning Tea for the Order of St John for the Investiture and Presentation of Awards /

St John Ambulance Australia (Queensland) Chairman, Reverend Peter Devenish-Meares and fellow Directors; President of the State Council, Dr Vlasis Efstathis; distinguished guests,...

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2020 Guide Dogs Queensland Graduation Ceremony /

Member for Petrie; our President, Mr Anderson and CEO, Mr Knightley; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured to share this day with you all. I at once...

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Afternoon Reception for the Lady Musgrave Trust /

Trust President, Ms Patricia McCormack and Members of the Executive; CEO, Mrs Karen Lyon Reid; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.  It is an honour to welcome the...

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Morning Tea in Support of Ipswich Community Leaders /

Members of the Legislative Assembly, Ms Jennifer Howard, Mr Jim Madden and Mr Lance McCallum; Mayor, Cr Harding and Ipswich City Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Official Visit to Ipswich Central State School /

Mayor, Cr Harding; Principal, Mr Sheehan; distinguished guests; boys and girls. Thank you for hosting me at your School today and for such a warm welcome.  I particularly thank...

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Queensland Maritime Museum Victory in the Pacific 75th Anniversary Commemoration /

Ms Terri Butler MP; Councillor Owen; Commander Savvakis; Consul-General; Queensland Maritime Museum Chair, Captain Kuiper; CEO, Ms Di Muzio; Engineers Australia President, Mr...

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Morning Tea in Honour of White Ribbon Queensland /

Mr Chiu-Hing Chan and fellow members of the Board of Advice, including Commissioners Katarina Caroll and Peter Martin; Directors-General; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Morning Tea to Launch the Government House Publication ‘Gavel Finds His Place’ /

President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Queensland chapter, of which I am very proud Patron, Ms Claire Jackson; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; and,...

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Morning Tea to Acknowledge the Support of the No. 33 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force /

Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Sarah Stalker; members of 33 Squadron. It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to Government House this morning.  I at once acknowledge the...

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