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 Visit to Hughenden State School /

Hello everyone, thank you so much for the warm welcome. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Hughenden, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and...

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Official Visit to Mornington Island State School /

Thank you for your very warm welcome. I acknowledge the traditional owners of Mornington Island and its surrounding seas, the Lardil people, and extend respectful greetings to...

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Visit to Mount Isa Royal Flying Doctor Service /

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honour, with Kaye, to be with you this evening. In doing so we join a proud succession of Governors who have visited the Mount Isa operations...

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Cloncurry Community Lunch /

Good afternoon. Kaye and I are delighted to be back in Cloncurry where a warm welcome always awaits. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Cloncurry,...

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Official Visit to Cloncurry State School /

Hello everyone, and thank you for the warm welcome. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Cloncurry, and extend respectful greetings to Elders and...

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Dajarra Community Morning Tea /

Good morning. Thank you for such a warm welcome. It is my pleasure to be in Dajarra as part of Regional Government House. I at once acknowledge the traditional owners of these...

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Mount Isa Emergency Services Afternoon Tea /

Thank you, Mr Everden, for your kind welcome and introduction this afternoon. It has been a great honour to tour the Police and Fire Stations in Mount Isa today and meet so many...

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Official Visit to Healy State School /

My wife, Kaye, and I are delighted to be back in North West Queensland as we relocate Government House operations from Brisbane for the fifth year — this time to the wonderful...

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Visit to Mount Isa Scouts /

Thank you, Mount Isa Scout Group, for welcoming me so warmly and for that disciplined parade. While I am here with you today as Governor and Chief Scout of Queensland, when I was...

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Official Opening of the 100th Mary Valley Show /

State Member for Gympie, Mr Tony Perrett MP; Federal Member for Wide Bay, Mr Llew O’Brien MP; our Mayor, Councillor Curran and Councillors; Show President and Secretary; ladies...

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