- Governors of Queensland
The Governor of Queensland is the representative in the state of
Queenslandof Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. The Governor performs the same constitutional and ceremonial functions at the state level as does the Governor-General of Australiaat the national level.
In accordance with the conventions of the
Westminster systemof parliamentary government, the Governor nearly always acts solely on the advice of the head of the elected government, the Premier of Queensland. Nevertheless, the Governor retains the reserve powersof the Crown, and has the right to dismiss the Premier.
Governors of the Australian statesfor a description and history of the office of Governor.
The Governor of Queensland has resided at
Government House, Brisbanesince 1910. Government House consists of a mansion known as Fernberg set in 14 hectares of gardens and bushland in the Brisbanesuburb of Bardon.
The current Governor,
Penelope Wensleywas sworn in on 29 July 2008.
List of Governors of
Queensland[. [http://www.govhouse.qld.gov.au/the_governor/past_governors.asp The Official Website of the Governor of Queensland] , Accessed 18 August 2008]
Living former governors
Three former governors of Queensland are alive, the oldest being
Leneen Forde(1992–97, born 1935).
The most recent death of a former governor was that of Sir Walter Campbell (1985–92), on 4 September 2004.
* [http://www.govhouse.qld.gov.au/ The Official Website of the Governor of Queensland]
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