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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National Trust of Australia (Queensland) 2019 Heritage Awards /

Minister Enoch; Mayors and Councillors; our President, Dr Ian Galloway and Board Directors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the traditional...

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Official Visit to Mount Sylvia State School /

Thank you, Ella, for your kind welcome. Principal, Mr Thompson; Mayor, Cr Milligan; ladies and gentlemen; boys and girls. Mrs de Jersey and I are delighted to be here at Mount...

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Tenth Anniversary Celebrations of the Consecration of St John’s Cathedral and Launch of St John’s Cathedral: The Windows /

Your Grace, our Dean, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and emerging...

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Investiture Ceremony for Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System /

Official guests, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Welcome to Government House. Kaye and I are absolutely delighted that you join us here on this very special day. I at once...

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Investiture Ceremony for Honours and Awards within the Australian Honours System /

Official guests, ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys. Welcome to Government House. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we gather, the Turrbul and...

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Official Opening of the Cleveland Scout Hall /

State Member for Oodgeroo, Dr Mark Robinson MP; Federal Member for Bowman, Mr Andrew Laming MP; Mayor, Redland City Council, Cr Karen Williams; Acting Chief Commissioner, Mrs Jean...

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Reception to Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Guides Queensland /

Chief Commissioner, Girl Guides Australia, Mrs Rosemary Derwin; Chair of the Australian Board, Mrs Janet Torney; our State Commissioner in Queensland, Mrs Velia Nicholls, and CEO,...

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Morning Tea for the National Youth Science Forum /

National Youth Science Forum Board Chair, Mr Andrew Metcalfe and Board members; CEO, Dr Melanie Bragg; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls, boys and scientists. I at...

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Queensland Library Foundation End of Year Function /

Justice Bradley; Chairperson of the Library Board of Queensland, Professor Andrew Griffiths; Queensland Library Foundation Council President, Ms Helen Brodie; fellow Board...

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Reception for Queensland Theatre’s 50th Anniversary /

Our Chair, Ms Elizabeth Jameson and fellow Board members; Executive Director, Ms Amanda Jolly; Artistic Director, Mr Sam Strong; distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I at...

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