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 Ipswich Central State School /

Mayor, Cr Harding; Principal, Mr Sheehan; distinguished guests; boys and girls. Thank you for hosting me at your School today and for such a warm welcome.  I particularly thank...

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Queensland Maritime Museum Victory in the Pacific 75th Anniversary Commemoration /

Ms Terri Butler MP; Councillor Owen; Commander Savvakis; Consul-General; Queensland Maritime Museum Chair, Captain Kuiper; CEO, Ms Di Muzio; Engineers Australia President, Mr...

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Morning Tea in Honour of White Ribbon Queensland /

Mr Chiu-Hing Chan and fellow members of the Board of Advice, including Commissioners Katarina Caroll and Peter Martin; Directors-General; distinguished guests; ladies and...

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Morning Tea to Launch the Government House Publication ‘Gavel Finds His Place’ /

President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Queensland chapter, of which I am very proud Patron, Ms Claire Jackson; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; and,...

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Morning Tea to Acknowledge the Support of the No. 33 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force /

Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Sarah Stalker; members of 33 Squadron. It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to Government House this morning.  I at once acknowledge the...

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Official Opening of the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Science Learning Centre /

Principal, Ms Euler; Board of Trustees Chair; Ms McKay and fellow Trustees; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; students of this uplifting Queensland institution. I too...

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Indooroopilly State High School End of Year Speech Night /

Executive Principal, Mrs O’Reilly; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly to this evening’s Speech Night. It is a...

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Brighton State School Centenary Celebration /

Minister Hinchliffe; Cr Cassidy; Principal, Mr Padgett; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; girls and boys. Kaye and I are delighted to be celebrating with you the...

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Afternoon Tea in Support of the 2020 Girl Guides Queensland Annual Awards /

Speech delivered by Mrs Kaye de Jersey: State Commissioner, Mrs Kathryn Pearson and Board Members; Chief Executive Officer, Ms Kim Harrington; members of the Girl Guides...

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St Peters Lutheran College visit /

  Head of College, Mr Tim Kotzur; distinguished guests; teachers, students and supporters of the St Peters Lutheran College family. I too acknowledge the traditional owners of...

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