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.

Taypani milaythina-tu Return to Country

Exhibition Opening - taypani milaythina-tu: Return to Country

In the evening at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended the opening of the exhibition, ‘taypani milaythina-tu:  Return to Country’.

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Windeward Bound

Rotary 100 Multicultural Great Youth Adventure

In the morning on board Windeward Bound, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers participated in a harbour sail with participants undertaking the Rotary 100 Multicultural Great Youth Adventure.

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Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception for delegates attending the 2022 Annual Conference of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators which included a performance by members of the Second Echo Ensemble.

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Executive Council

In the afternoon at Government House the Governor received the Clerk of the Executive Council.

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Police Remembrance Wreath 2022

National Police Remembrance Day 2022

Later at the Tasmania Police Academy, Rokeby, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, delivered the address and placed a wreath to mark National Police Remembrance Day.

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Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Conference

In the morning at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the 2022 Annual Conference of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

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Hamilton Literary Society Visit

Hamilton Literary Society

Later, the Governor and Professor Chalmers hosted a visit by members of the Hamilton Literary Society where the Governor participated in the planting of a 'Cloth of Gold' rose in honour of Lady Hamilton, Founder of the Hamilton Literary Society.

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Great Balls of Fibre

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a visit by members of the men’s knitting group, Great Balls of Fibre.

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The Governor of Tasmania

Later, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers returned to Tasmania and Her Excellency resumed the administration of the government of the State.

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Australian Geography Teachers Association

In the evening at Government House, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Alan Blow, and Mrs Margaret Blow hosted a reception for delegates attending the National Conference of the Australian Geography Teachers Association.

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saturday-21-august

Executive Council

In the morning at the Executive Building, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Alan Blow, presided at a meeting of the Executive Council.

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Canberra Memorial Service

National Memorial Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In the morning at Parliament House, Canberra, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers attended the National Memorial Service for Her Majesty The Queen.

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Ecumenical Memorial Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

At St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Alan Blow, accompanied by Mrs Margaret Blow, delivered a tribute at an Ecumenical Memorial Service for the life and work of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Bills for Assent

Legislative Council - Bills for Assent

In the afternoon at the Supreme Court of Tasmania, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Alan Blow, received the President and Clerk of the Legislative Council who presented Bills for the Royal Assent.

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Open House Hobart

Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania

In the morning, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Alan Blow, assumed the administration of the government of the State.

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Archdiocese of Hobart

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, received the Archbishop of Hobart, the Most Reverend Julian Porteous, together with Mr Alex Sidhu, Private Secretary, and Mr Chris Ryan, Executive Director of the Archdiocese of Hobart.

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Executive Council

Later at the Executive Building, the Governor presided at a meeting of the Executive Council.

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Lindisfarne Primary School

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, hosted a visit by grades 5/6 students from Lindisfarne Primary School.

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Proclamation of King Charles III

Proclamation of King Charles III

The Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, read the Tasmanian proclamation of Prince Charles Philip Arthur George to be King Charles the Third.

Please find below a link to the Channel 7 News coverage for this event:

https://youtu.be/XEBq3hbY3oc

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Her Majesty The Queen Wreath Laying

Wreath Laying Ceremony for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, the Premier of Tasmania, the Honourable Jeremy Rockliff, and the Honorary Consul for the United Kingdom in Tasmania, Mr Frank McGregor laid wreaths to mark the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  The Governor, the Premier, Members of Parliament and other Tasmanian dignitaries then signed condolence books and sheets.

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