I’ve personally met two State Governors, been in the presence of two others and been close to a Governor-General.
This is largely trivial, of course, but from an historical perspective it may be of interest.
Governors and Governors-General are the Queen’s representatives. How much longer we remain a constitutional monarchy remains uncertain.
In October 2006, then Western Australian Governor Ken Michael visited the Kalgoorlie Miner.
A former civil engineer and public servant, Mr Michael was interested in the heritage of the Kalgoorlie Miner building, which dates back to the 1890s.
In 2013, I attended the swearing in of my Minister at Government House in Adelaide by retired Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce.
My earliest memory of the vice-regal office is from 1977-78 (I can’t remember which year) when Governor-General Sir Zelman Cowen visited Traralgon.
I was a primary school student at St Michael’s and we were bussed to the Traralgon Showgrounds to meet him. I can’t imagine that happening today.Read more