Previous Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of Tasmania

Governors and Lieutenant-Governors of Tasmania

Colonel David Collins, Lt-Gov (South)11804 - 1810
Lieutenant Colonel William Paterson, Lt-Gov (North)1804 - 1808
Captain John Brabyn, Cmdt (North)1808 - 1810
Lieutenant Edward Lord, RM, Cmdt (South)1810
Major G A Gordon, Cmdt (North)1810 - 1812
Captain J Murray, Cmdt (South)1810 - 1812
Captain J Ritchie, Cmdt (North)2June 1812
Major A E Geils, Cmdt1812 - 1813
Colonel Thomas Davey, Lt-Gov1813 - 1817
Colonel William Sorell, Lt-Gov1817 - 1824
Colonel George Arthur, Lt-Gov1824 - 1836
Sir John Franklin, KCH, RN, Lt-Gov1837 - 1843
Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, Bt, Lt-Gov1843 - 1846
Sir William Denison, Lt-Gov1847 - 1855
Sir Henry Fox Young, CB, Governor-in-Chief1855 - 1861
Colonel Sir Thomas Gore Browne, CB1862 - 1868
Sir Charles du Cane, KCMG,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief1869 - 1874
Sir Frederick Weld, GCMG1875 - 1880
Sir John Henry Lefroy1880 - 1881
Major Sir George Strahan, KCMG1881 - 1886
Sir Robert Hamilton, KCB, Governor and Commander-in-Chief
of Tasmania and its Dependencies1887 - 1892
The Viscount Gormanston, GCMG1893 - 1900
Captain Sir Arthur Havelock, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE1901 - 1904
Sir Gerald Strickland, GCMG1904 - 1909
Major General Sir Harry Barron, KCMG, CVO1909 - 1913
The Right Hon. Sir William Ellison-Macartney, KCMG1913 - 1917
Sir Francis Newdegate, KCMG1917 - 1920
Sir William Allardyce, KCMG1920 - 1922
Sir James O'Grady1924 - 1930
Sir Ernest Clark, GCMG, KCG, CBE1933 - 1945
Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, KCB, KCMG, DSO1945 - 1951
The Right Hon. Sir Ronald Cross, Bt, KCMG, KCVO1951 - 1958
The Lord Rowallan, KT, KBE, MC, TD1959 - 1963
Lt General Sir Charles Gairdner, CBE, KCMG, KCBO, CB1963 - 1968
Lt General Sir Edric Bastyan, KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB1968 - 1973
The Hon. Sir Stanley Burbury, KCMG, KCVO, KBE31973 - 1982
Sir James Plimsoll, AC, CBE1982 - 1987
General Sir Phillip Bennett, AC, KBE, DSO1987 - 1995
The Honourable Sir Guy Green, AC, KBE41995 - 2003
Mr Richard Butler, AC52003 - 2004
The Honourable William Cox, AC, RFD, ED2004 - 2008
The Honourable Peter Underwood , AC2008 - 2014
  

 

1 Before the arrival of Colonel David Collins as Van Diemen's Land's first Lieutenant-Governor, the Colony was under the control of Lieutenant John Bowen, RN, as its Commandant.
2 On 1st July 1812, the north of Van Diemen's Land was united with the south and administered from Hobart. Captain Ritchie had been Lieutenant Governor for only one month.
3 Sir Stanley Burbury was the first Australian born Governor.
4 Sir Guy Green was the first Tasmanian born Governor.
5 Resigned from office on the 9th August 2004.