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Part 6 - Historical information on the Australian Parliament - Governors-General

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Governors-General

Names

Period of service

Hopetoun, 7th Earl of, the Rt Hon. John Adrian Louis Hope, KT, GCMG, GCVO

(later 1st Marquess of Linlithgow). Died 29.2.1908.

1.1.1901 - 9.1.1903

Tennyson, 2nd Baron, the Rt Hon. Hallam Tennyson, GCMG. Died 2.12.1928.

9.1.1903 - 21.1.1904

Northcote, 1st Baron, the Rt Hon. Henry Stafford Northcote, GCMG, GCIE, CB. Died 29.9.1911.

21.1.1904 - 9.9.1908

Dudley, 2nd Earl of, the Rt Hon. William Humble Ward, GCB, GCMG, GCVO. Died 29.6.1932.

9.9.1908 - 31.7.1911

Denman, 3rd Baron, the Rt Hon. Thomas Denman, GCMG, KCVO. Died 24.6.1954.

31.7.1911 - 18.5.1914

Munro Ferguson, the Rt Hon. Sir Ronald Craufurd, GCMG (later 1st Viscount Novar). Died 30.3.1934.

18.5.1914 - 6.10.1920

Forster, 1st Baron, the Rt Hon. Henry William Forster, GCMG. Died 15.1.1936.

6.10.1920 - 8.10.1925

Stonehaven, 1st Baron, the Rt Hon. John Lawrence Baird, GCMG, DSO

(later 1st Viscount Stonehaven). Died 20.8.1941.

8.10.1925 - 22.1.1931

Isaacs, the Rt Hon. Sir Isaac Alfred, GCB, GCMG, KC. Died 11.2.1948.

22.1.1931 - 23.1.1936

Gowrie, 1st Baron, Brigadier General the Rt Hon. Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, VC, GCMG, CB, DSO (later 1st Earl of Gowrie of Canberra and Dirleton). Died 2.5.1955.

23.1.1936 - 30.1.1945

Gloucester, Duke of, Earl of Ulster and Baron Culloden, HRH Prince Henry William

Frederick Albert, KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCMG, GCVO. Died 10.6.1974.

30.1.1945 - 11.3.1947

McKell, the Rt Hon. Sir William John, GCMG, QC. Died 11.1.1985.

11.3.1947 - 8.5.1953

Slim, Field Marshal Sir William Joseph, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC (later 1st Viscount Slim). Died 14.12.1970.

8.5.1953 - 2.2.1960

Dunrossil, 1st Viscount, the Rt Hon. William Shepherd Morrison, GCMG, MC, QC. Died in office 3.2.1961.

2.2.1960 - 3.2.1961

De L'Isle, 1st Viscount, 6th Baron De L'Isle and Dudley, the Rt Hon.

William Philip Sidney, VC, KG, GCMG, GCVO. Died 5.4.1991.

3.8.1961 - 22.9.1965

Casey, Baron, the Rt Hon. Richard Gardiner Casey, KG, GCMG, CH, DSO, MC. Died 17.6.1976.

22.9.1965 - 30.4.1969

Hasluck, the Rt Hon. Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla, KG, GCMG, GCVO. Died 9.1.1993.

30.4.1969 - 11.7.1974

Kerr, the Rt Hon. Sir John Robert, AK, GCMG, GCVO, QC. Died 24.3.1991.

11.7.1974 - 8.12.1977

Cowen, the Rt Hon. Sir Zelman, AK, GCMG, GCVO, QC.

8.12.1977 - 29.7.1982

Stephen, the Rt Hon. Sir Ninian Martin, KG, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE.

29.7.1982 - 16.2.1989

Hayden, the Hon. William George, AC.

16.2.1989 - 16.2.1996

Deane, the Hon. Sir William Patrick, AC, KBE.

16.2.1996 - 29.6.2001

Hollingworth, the Right Reverend Dr Peter John, AC, OBE.

29.6.2001 - 29.5.2003*

Jeffery, Major General Michael, AC, CVO, MC.

11.8.2003 - 5.9.2008

Bryce, Quentin Alice Louise, AC

5.9.2008 -





* Resigned; commission revoked from 29.5.2003.