|Governor of New South Wales|
Badge of the Governor
|Appointed by:||Elizabeth II|
as Queen of Australia
|First viceroy:||Arthur Phillip|
|Formation:||7 February 1788|
The Governor of New South Wales is the representative in the Australian state of New South Wales of Australia's monarch, Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. Marie Roslyn Lady Shehadie, AC, CVO, DStJ (born 1930 known as Marie Bashir, is the current Governor of New South Wales and Excellency is a Honorific style given to certain members of an organization or state For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II TalkCommonewalth realm.-->The monarchy A viceroy is a royal official who governs a country or province in the name of and as representative of the Monarch. Admiral Arthur Phillip RN (11 October 1738 &ndash 31 August 1814 was a British naval Admiraland colonial administrator Events 457 - Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1074 - Battle of Montesarchio in which the Prince Year 1788 ( MDCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. TalkCommonewalth realm.-->The monarchy For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II TalkCommonewalth realm.-->The monarchy The Governor performs the same constitutional and ceremonial functions at the state level as does the Governor-General of Australia at the national level. The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative in Australia of the monarch of Australia (currently Elizabeth II Queen of Australia)
Aside from the Body Politic of the Crown (i. e. the Queen of Australia), the office of Governor of New South Wales is the oldest constitutional office in Australia. Captain Arthur Phillip assumed office as Governor of New South Wales on 7th February 1788, when the Colony of New South Wales, the first British settlement in Australia, was formally founded. Admiral Arthur Phillip RN (11 October 1738 &ndash 31 August 1814 was a British naval Admiraland colonial administrator The early colonial governors held an almost autocratic power due to the distance from and poor communications with Great Britain, until 1824 when the New South Wales Legislative Council, Australia's first legislative body, was appointed to advise the governor. An autocracy is a Form of government in which the Political power is held by a single self-appointed ruler See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands Year 1824 ( MDCCCXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year The New South Wales Legislative Council, or upper house is one of the two chambers of the parliament of New South Wales in Australia. 
Between 1850 and 1861, the Governor of New South Wales was titled Governor-General in an early attempt at federalism imposed by Earl Grey. For the blend of tea with the same name see Earl Grey tea. For the village in the Canadian prairies see Earl Grey Saskatchewan. All communication between the Australian colonies and the British Government was meant to go through the Governor-General, and the other colonies had Lieutenant-Governors. As Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania obtained responsible government, their Lieutenant-Governors were replaced by Governors. South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass Although he had ceased acting as a Governor-General, Sir William Denison retained the title until his retirement. Sir William Thomas Denison KCB ( 3 May 1804 – 19 January 1871) was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land from 
In accordance with the conventions of the Westminster system of parliamentary government, the Governor nearly always acts solely on the advice of the head of the elected government, the Premier of New South Wales. The Westminster system is a democratic Parliamentary system of Government modelled after the British government (the Parliament of the United See Premiers of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Premier Nevertheless, the Governor retains the reserve powers of the Crown, and has the right to dismiss the Premier. In a parliamentary or semi-presidential system of Government, a reserve power is a power that may be exercised by the Head of state without the This power was last exercised in 1932, when Sir Philip Game dismissed Jack Lang. Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Air Vice Marshal Sir Philip Woolcott Game GCB, GCVO, GBE, KCMG, DSO ( 30 March 1876 – John Thomas Lang ( 21 December 1876 - 27 September 1975) Australian politician usually referred to as J
The Governor of New South Wales previously used Government House as a residence, office and official reception space. However, in 1999, at the direction of Premier Bob Carr, the Governor has not used it as a residence. The Governor's present day office is the historic Chief Secretary’s Building nearby, at 121 Macquarie Street. The Chief Secretary ’s Building (originally the Colonial Secretary's Building) is an historic Sydney landmark located at 121 Macquarie Street
See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. The Governors of the Australian states are the representatives in the six states of Australia of Australia's monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
As of December 2007, only one former governor is alive. Admiral Arthur Phillip RN (11 October 1738 &ndash 31 August 1814 was a British naval Admiraland colonial administrator The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Vice-Admiral John Hunter, RN ( 29 August 1737 &ndash 13 March 1821) was a British naval officer and colonial The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Philip Gidley King RN (23 April 1758 &ndash 3 September 1808 was an British naval officer and colonial administrator The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817 was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Colonel William Paterson ( 17 August 1755, Montrose, Scotland – 21 June 1810, off Cape Horn) was a Major-General Lachlan Macquarie CB (31 January 1762 – 1 July 1824 Scottish Gaelic spelling Lachlan MacGuaire) British military officer Major-General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane 1st Baronet, GCH, GCB ( July 23, 1773 – January 27, 1860) soldier General Sir Ralph Darling, GCH (1772 – 2 April 1858) was a British colonial Governor and the seventh Governor of New This article is about the NSW governor for the Irish statesman see Richard Bourke 6th Earl of Mayo General Sir Richard Bourke, Sir George Gipps (1791 – 28 February 1847) was Governor of the Colony of New South Wales, Australia, for eight years between 1838 Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, KCH, KCB ( 10 June 1796 – 16 February, 1858) was a British military officer politician Sir William Thomas Denison KCB ( 3 May 1804 – 19 January 1871) was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land from John Young 1st Baron Lisgar, GCB, GCMG, PC ( August 31, 1807 &ndash October 6, 1876) known as Sir John Somerset Richard Lowry-Corry 4th Earl Belmore GCMG PC (9 April 1835&ndash6 April 1913 known as Viscount Corry from 1841 to 1845 was an Irish Nobleman This page is about Baron Rosmead who became the 5th Governor of Hong Kong under the name Robinson Lord Augustus William Frederick Spencer Loftus, GCB, PC ( October 4, 1817 &ndash March 7, 1904, Surrey) was Charles Robert Wynn-Carrington 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, GCMG, PC ( 16 May 1843 &ndash 13 June 1928) was a British Victor Albert George Child Villiers 7th Earl of Jersey, GCB, GCMG, PC ( March 20 1845 &ndash May 31 1915) was Sir Robert William Duff, GCMG, PC ( 8 May 1835 &ndash 15 March, 1895) was a Scottish Liberal Party Henry Robert Brand 2nd Viscount Hampden, GCMG ( 2 May 1841 &ndash 2 November 1906) was Governor of New South Wales William Lygon 7th Earl Beauchamp KG, KCMG, PC, ( February 20, 1872 &ndash November 14, 1938) British Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson, GCB, GCMG RN ( England, November 5, 1843, – November 3, 1910 Frederic John Napier Thesiger 1st Viscount Chelmsford, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GBE, PC (12 August 1868 - 1 April 1933 was a British Gerald Strickland 1st Baron Strickland 6th Count of Catena, GCMG ( May 24 1861 – August 22 1940) was a Maltese Sir Walter Edward Davidson, KCMG, CBE, KStJ ( April 20, 1859, Valletta Malta – September 15 Admiral Sir Dudley Rawson Stratford de Chair, KCB, KBE, MVO ( 30 August 1864 &ndash 17 August 1958 Air Vice Marshal Sir Philip Woolcott Game GCB, GCVO, GBE, KCMG, DSO ( 30 March 1876 – Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven 1st Earl of Gowrie VC GCMG CB DSO PC (6 July 1872 &ndash 2 May 1955 tenth and Admiral Sir David Murray Anderson, KCB, KCMG, MVO ( 11 April 1874 &ndash October 30 1936) was John de Vere Loder 2nd Baron Wakehurst, KG, GCMG, OStJ ( 5 February 1895 &ndash 30 October 1970) was a Lieutenant General Sir John Northcott KCMG, KCVO, CB, ( 24 March 1890 – 4 August 1966) was Lieutenant General Sir Eric Winslow Woodward, KCMG, KCVO, CB, CBE, DSO ( 21 July 1899 – 29 Sir Arthur Roden Cutler, VC, AK, KCMG, KCVO, CBE (24 May 1916 – 22 February 2002 usually known simply as Roden Cutler Air Marshal Sir James Anthony Rowland AC KBE DFC AFC RAAF (Armidale November 1, 1922 – Rear Admiral Sir David James Martin, KCMG, AO ( Sydney April 15, 1933 – August 10, 1990, Sydney Rear Admiral Peter Ross Sinclair AC (b 16 November[[ 934]] was Governor of New South Wales from 8 August 1990 – Gordon Jacob Samuels, AC, CVO, QC, KStJ ( 12 August 1923 &ndash 10 December 2007) Marie Roslyn Lady Shehadie, AC, CVO, DStJ (born 1930 known as Marie Bashir, is the current Governor of New South Wales and December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year It began on a Saturday and 31 days later ended on a Monday The most recent governor to die was Gordon Samuels (1996–2001), on December 10, 2007. Gordon Jacob Samuels, AC, CVO, QC, KStJ ( 12 August 1923 &ndash 10 December 2007) Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
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