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 visit to Yarrabah State School /

Thank you for welcoming me so warmly to your district and your school. This is the first time I have had the pleasure of visiting the Yarrabah State School, and my wife and I are...

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Morning tea for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland 65 Roses Month of May /

Chair and Directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Board; Distinguished Guests, Supporters, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. Kaye and I are delighted to welcome you all to...

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Official Opening Ormiston College Centre for Learning and Innovation /

Elected Representatives, Chair of the Board, Headmaster, ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we gather, and...

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National Council of Women of Queensland Annual Dinner /

Senator Claire Moore, Councillors, Service representatives, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the...

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ANZAC Day Dawn Service /

My fellow Queenslanders… On the 25th of April 1915, as, in its endless cycle, the sun rose at Gallipoli, thousands of ANZACs were already fighting desperately to win a foothold...

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Anzac Day Parade to Commemorate the 104th Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) /

My Fellow Queenslanders, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of these lands and express respect for their elders, past, present and emerging. It was 103 years ago, in 1916,...

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ANZAC Day Students’ Commemoration Ceremony /

Today, we gather as proud Australians to mark the anniversary of a battle that has become not just a piece of military history but a brutal event that let the world know we...

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Nurses Memorial Candlelight Vigil /

As we gather around this bronze depiction of a nurse treating an injured soldier it isn’t too hard, on the eve of ANZAC Day, to imagine the soothing touch and calming influence...

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Tennis Australia Fed Cup Official Dinner 2019 /

  Councillor Krista Adams, representing the Lord Mayor of Brisbane; Member for Stretton; Federal Member for Ryan; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. As Governor, it...

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Reception for the Presentation of the Queen's Guide and Adult Awards /

As proud patron of Girl Guides Queensland it is my pleasure to welcome you to Government House. I acknowledge Member for Jordan, Mrs Charis Mullen MP, members of the Queensland...

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