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-Chief1887 - 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

1Before 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.
2On 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.
3Sir Stanley Burbury was the first Australian born Governor.
4Sir Guy Green was the first Tasmanian born Governor.
5Resigned from office on the 9th August 2004.

Sir John Henry Lefroy