Governor's News

Governor's News lists the details of the Governor's Vice-Regal program.

They are published regularly here and keep you up-to-date on the activities of the Governor across the State and highlight the broad range of people and organisations with which Her Excellency is engaged.

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Reconciliation Tasmania

In the afternoon, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted an afternoon tea to mark the State Final of the 2022 Reconciliation Tasmania ‘Youth Speakout’ program.

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St Michael’s Collegiate School

Later, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a visit by Year 6 students from St Michael’s Collegiate School.

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Southern Cross Austereo

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Ms Ally Bradley, Executive General Manager, Southern Cross Austereo.

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Ambassador of Nepal to Australia

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received the Ambassador of Nepal, His Excellency Mr Kailash Raj Pokharel, and Mrs Basudha Pokharel.

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Executive Council

In the morning at the Executive Building, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, presided at a meeting of the Executive Council.

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Open Day 2022

Government House Open Day 2022

Today, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers welcomed members of the public to Government House Open Day.

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Heritage Art Group

In the morning at the Lady Franklin Gallery, Lenah Valley, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the 15th Exhibition of the Heritage Art Group.

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Hockey Tasmania

In the evening at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended the Hockey One senior men’s and women’s matches between the Tassie Tigers and NSW Pride.

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National Australia Day Council

In the afternoon at the Crowne Plaza, Hobart, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, co-hosted with the Premier of Tasmania the presentation of the 2023 Australian of the Year Awards (Tasmania) on behalf of the National Australia Day Council.

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St John Ambulance Australia (Tas) Inc

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Major General Steve Smith, Chairman, and Mr Andrew Paynter, Chief Executive Officer, of St John Ambulance Australia (Tasmania) Inc.

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Barbershop Harmony Australia

In the evening at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address to welcome delegates attending the 2022 Barbershop Harmony Australia National Festival.

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Premier of Tasmania

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, received the Premier of Tasmania, the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff.

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St George's Anglican Church

St George's Anglican Church

In the morning at St George’s Anglican Church, Battery Point, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, delivered a Gospel reading at the 87th St George’s Mariners’ Service.

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Cancer Council Relay for Life

Cancer Council Tasmania

Later at the Huonville PCYC, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the 2022 Relay for Life Huon Valley event on behalf of the Cancer Council Tasmania.

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Huon Valley Council

Huon Valley Council

In the morning at Huonville, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, received a briefing on the Huon Valley Council Food Hub Project.

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Abruzzese Association

Abruzzese Association of Hobart

In the evening at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a reception to mark the 35th anniversary of the Abruzzese Association of Hobart and the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Hobart and L’Aquila, Italy.

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Botaniko Art Group

In the evening at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a reception for the Botaniko Art Group.

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Bell Shakespeare - Theatre Royal Hobart

Later at the Theatre Royal, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended a performance of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ presented by Bell Shakespeare.

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26TEN Week 2022

In the evening at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a reception to mark the 10th anniversary of 26TEN.

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Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarship in Tasmania

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, chaired a meeting of the Selection Committee for the 2023 Rhodes Scholarship for Tasmania.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted an afternoon tea on the occasion of the announcement of Ms Samantha Climie as the 2023 Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania.

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