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 in Honour of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra /

Our 24th Governor and 25th Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce; Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Managing Director, Mr Bruce Appelbaum; members, friends, supporters and...

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Installation Ceremony for the Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology, Dr Xiaoling Liu /

Premier; former Governors, Dame Quentin Bryce and Ms Leneen Forde; Chancellor, Dr Xiaoling Liu and fellow Members of the QUT Council, including Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret...

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Afternoon Reception to Mark the Official Installation of Dr Xiaoling Liu, Chancellor of QUT /

It is with great pleasure that I warmly welcome you all to this Government House. I particularly acknowledge the presence of three formers Governors: Dame Quentin; Major General...

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Rockhampton Community Morning Tea /

Justice Crow; Member for Rockhampton, Mr Barry O’Rourke MP; Mayor, Councillor Strelow and fellow Councillors; CQUniversity Chancellor, Mr John Abbott; distinguished guests; ladies...

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Official Visit to the Rockhampton Grammar School /

Chair, Mr Brad Beasley; Headmaster, Dr Moulds; teachers; students and supporters of the Rockhampton Grammar School. It is my great pleasure to be visiting here, one of the oldest...

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Yeppoon Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast /

State Member for Keppel, Ms Brittany Lauga; Livingstone Mayor, Cr Bill Ludwig; President, Capricornia Chamber of Commerce, Mr Phil Henry; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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The Australian Ballet Gala Dinner and Opening Night performance of The Happy Prince /

Premier; Minister Enoch; Chair of The Australian Ballet, Mr Craig Dunn and Board Members; Artistic Director, Mr David McAllister; QPAC Chair, Professor Peter Coaldrake;...

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Official Visit to Farnborough State School /

Mayor and fellow Councillors; Principal, Mr Deards; staff and students. It is a great pleasure to be here today as your Governor – perhaps this is a first Governor visit to this...

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Community Afternoon Reception in Yeppoon /

Assistant Minister; Mayor and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your warm welcome. I am delighted to be back in Yeppoon and it is a...

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Scouts Queensland Installation of ‘Saluting Scout’ /

Chief Commissioner, fellow Branch Executive Committee members and National Vice President Major General John Pearn; Lord Mayor; Canon Harch; proud Scouts and delighted guests. I...

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