The Office of Governor of New South Wales is the oldest public office in Australia, dating from 1786 when Captain Arthur Phillip was issued a Commission appointing him Governor of the then colony of New South Wales. More than two and a quarter centuries later, the Governor has an important constitutional and ceremonial role in the state as well as being closely involved in the activities of community organisations and events.
This website provides information about the role and responsibilities of the Governor (and Lieutenant-Governor) including the Vice Regal program, selected speeches and photographs, information about the Australian Honours system, guidelines for Vice Regal events and procedures for seeking Vice Regal patronage.
It also contains a section on historic Government House Sydney, with its Gothic revival architecture, and its fine garden area adjoining the Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House.
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Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, Governor... Read more »
In London, England, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir... Read more »
In the morning, in Lyndhurst, England, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable... Read more »
In the afternoon, the Governor, accompanied by Sir Nicholas, was a... Read more »