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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82nd National Commemoration of the Battle of Britain

On Saturday afternoon at St David’s Cathedral, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, read a Lesson at the ecumenical service to mark the 82nd National Commemoration of the Battle of Britain.

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Rotary Club of Hobart

In the evening at Wrest Point, Sandy Bay, the Governor, accompanied by Professor Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the 2022 Annual Art Show of the Rotary Club of Hobart.

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Hobart Horticultural Society Inc

In the afternoon at the Hobart Town Hall, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the 2022 Daffodil, Camellia and Floral Art Show on behalf of the Hobart Horticultural Society Inc.

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The Queen

A message from the Governor of Tasmania

It is with deep regret that I inform the people of Tasmania that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen of Australia, has passed away at Balmoral castle in Scotland, early on the morning of Friday 9 September 2022 Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Her Majesty’s health had been closely monitored by doctors throughout the day, following an extended period of declining health.

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Queen's Birthday Investiture

Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours and Awards

Today at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted investitures for recipients of Order of Australia and Meritorious Service awards which were announced in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours lists.

 

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Reconciliation Tasmania

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Mr Mark Redmond, Chief Executive, Ms Marnie Ritz, Project Officer, and Mr Chris Crerar, Fundraising and Communications Coordinator, Reconciliation Tasmania.

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The Royal Society of Tasmania

In the evening at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a musical performance and celebration in support of the Royal Society of Tasmania Art Collection.

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Lions Tasmania District 201 T1

Lions Tasmania District 201 T1

Her Excellency and Professor Chalmers hosted a morning tea for members of Lions Tasmania District 201 T1 to celebrate 75 years of service by Lions International in Australia.

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Malayalee Onam 2022

Malayalee Association of Tasmania Inc

In the morning at the Hobart City Hall, the Governor, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address at the 2022 Onam celebration hosted by the Malayalee Association of Tasmania Inc.

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Country Women's Association in Tasmania Inc

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, delivered an online address to officially open the 85th State Conference of the Country Women’s Association in Tasmania Inc.

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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Her Excellency and Professor Chalmers hosted a reception to acknowledge new General Practice Fellows 2021-22 on behalf of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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Honorary Consul for Timor-Leste in Tasmania

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Professor Nitin Verma, Honorary Consul for Timor-Leste in Tasmania, together with Mr Eoin Breen, Assistant.

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Independence Day of Pakistan

75th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Pakistan

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 75th anniversary of the Independence Day of Pakistan.

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Municipality of Tasman

Municipality of Tasman

Her Excellency and Professor Chalmers were hosted by the Mayor of Tasman, Councillor Kelly Spaulding, to undertake an official visit to the municipality of Tasman.

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Loaves and Fishes Tasmania

Loaves and Fishes Tasmania

Later at the Grace Centre, Rokeby, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended a preview of the new southern production kitchen for Loaves and Fishes Tasmania.

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Masonic Care Tasmania, Manor Gardens

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers hosted a visit by members of Masonic Care Tasmania’s Manor Gardens, Kingston.

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Hobart City Church of Christ

Later in Hobart, the Governor, accompanied by Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers, delivered an address to officially open the Hobart City Church of Christ Thread Together Clothing Hub.

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Executive Council

In the morning at Government House, the Governor of Tasmania, the Honourable Barbara Baker, presided at a Special Meeting of the Executive Council.

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

In the evening at the Federation Concert Hall, the Governor and Professor Chalmers attended the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra performance of ‘Ravel, Stravinsky, Grieg’.

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Navy Headquarters Tasmania

Later, the Governor and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers received Commander Kingsley Scarce, Commanding Officer, HMAS Brisbane, together with Commander Mark Tandy, Commanding Officer, Navy Headquarters Tasmania.

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