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.
Gladstone Industry and Chamber of Commerce Breakfast /
Mr Mayor; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for taking time out of your very busy workday to accept the hospitality of Government House. I at once acknowledge...Read speech
Official Opening of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s 136th Sailing Season /
Cr Atwood, representing the Lord Mayor; Member for Lytton, Ms Joan Pease MP; Commander Savvakis; Commodore, Captain Cuneo and fellow Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Board members;...Read speech
Mayor, Cr Toppin; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and extend respectful greetings to Elders....Read speech
Official Opening of the St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School Sports Precinct /
Member for Clayfield; Your Grace; St Margaret’s Patron, Mr Harris; Council Chair, Mrs Quinn; Principal, Ms Curtis; staff, supporters, and, importantly, students. It is a great...Read speech