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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Official Sesquicentenary Ceremony of Fig Tree Pocket State School and “Back to the Pocket Festival” /

Thank you, Mr Boyd, for your warm welcome. State Member for Maiwar; Federal Member for Ryan; Cr Mackay; distinguished guests; current and former students, staff and supporters of...

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Official launch of the Dr Lee Duffield book Arnie: Pearl and Luggers in the Torres Strait and the Queensland Maritime Museum exhibition Indigenous Watercraft and Pearling /

Delivered by Mrs Kaye de Jersey: Queensland Maritime Museum Chair; authors, Mr Arnie and Dr Lee Duffield and members of the Duffield family; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Official Visit to Croydon State School /

Mayor, Cr Pickering; teachers, staff and students at Croydon State School. Thank you welcoming me so warmly this morning. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the Croydon Community /

Mayor, Cr Pickering; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys.  I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, and extend respectful greetings to...

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Official Visit to All Souls St Gabriels School /

Mayor, Cr Beveridge; Deputy Headmaster, Mr Ian Dietrich; students, staff and supporters of All Souls St Gabriels School. It is a great honour to join you today. I at once...

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Visit to the Charters Towers Branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association /

Members of the QCWA Charters Towers branch, I hope you will indulge me as I make some brief remarks to acknowledge the significance of this occasion. My week-long residency in...

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Official Visit to Julia Creek State School /

Mayor, Cr Curr; Principal, Ms Ballantyne; School Captains; staff, students and supporters of Julia Creek State School. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands,...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the Julia Creek Community /

Mayor, Cr Curr and fellow Councillors; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these lands, extending...

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Visit with the Charters Towers Scouts and Girl Guides /

As Governor of Queensland and our State’s Chief Scout, I am delighted to be here this evening to meet the Scouts and Guides of Charters Towers and others in the district’s...

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Reception in Support of the Charters Towers Community /

Mayor, Cr Beveridge; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys – I am very honoured so many local school students are with us.   I at once acknowledge the...

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