State Governors of Queensland


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Governors of Queensland 1868 to 2017.

29 Jul 2014 to Current Date – Paul de Jersey, AC, QC – Born 1948, Brisbane, QLD


29 Jul 2008 to 29 Jul 2014 – Penelope Wensley, AC – Born, Toowoomba, QLD
29 Jul 2003 to 29 Jul 2008 – Dame Quentin Bryce, AD, CVO – Born, Brisbane, QLD
29 Jul 1997 to 29 Jul 2003 – Major General Peter Arnison, AC, CVO – Born, Lismore, New South Wales
29 Jul 1992 to 29 Jul 1997 – Leneen Forde, AC – Born in Canada, came to Australia in 1954
22 Jul 1985 to 29 Jul 1992 – Sir Walter Campbell, AC, QC – Born 1921, Burringbar, New South Wales
22 Apr 1977 to 21 Jul 1985 – Commodore Sir James Ramsay, KCMG, KCVO, CBE, DSC – Born 1916, Hobart, Tas.
21 Mar 1972 to 20 Mar 1977 – Air Marshal Sir Colin Hannah, KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB – Born 1914, Menzies, WA
21 Mar 1966 to 21 Mar 1972 – Sir Alan Mansfield, KCMG, KCVO – Born 1902, Brisbane, QLD
18 Mar 1958 to 18 Mar 1966 – Colonel Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCMG, KCVO, DSO – Born 1900, London England
01 Oct 1946 to 04 Dec 1957 – Lieutenant General Sir John Lavarack, KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB, DSO – Born 1885, Brisbane, QLD
13 Jun 1932 to 23 Apr 1946 – The Rt. Hon. Sir Leslie Wilson, GCMG, GCSI, GCIE, DSO, PC – Born 1876, London, England
13 Jun 1927 to 07 Apr 1932 – Lieutenant General Sir John Goodwin, KCB, KCMG, DSO – Born 1871, Ceylon
03 Dec 1920 to 17 Sep 1925 – Lieutenant Colonel Sir Matthew Nathan, GCMG – Born 1862, London, England
15 Mar 1915 to 03 Feb 1920 – Major Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams, GCMG, CB – Born 1858, County Cork, Ireland
02 Dec 1909 to 16 Jul 1914 – The Rt. Hon. Sir William MacGregor, GCMG, CB – Born 1846, Aberdeen, Scotland
30 Nov 1905 to 26 May 1909 – The Rt. Hon. Frederic Thesiger, Baron Chelmsford, GCMG, GCSI, GCIE, GBE – Born 1868, London, England
24 Mar 1902 to 10 Oct 1904 – Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Chermside , GCMG, CB – Born 1850, Wilton, England
09 Apr 1896 to 19 Dec 1901 – The Rt. Hon. Lord Lamington, GCMG, GCIE – Born 1860, London, England
01 May 1889 to 31 Dec 1895 – Field Marshal Sir Henry Norman, GCB, GCMG, CIE – Born 1826, London, England
06 Nov 1883 to 09 Nov 1888 – Sir Anthony Musgrave, KCMG – Born 1828, St John’s, Antigua
20 Jul 1877 to 02 May 1883 – Sir Arthur Kennedy, CB – Born 1809, Cultra, Ireland
23 Jan 1875 to 14 Mar 1877 – Sir William Cairns, KCMG – Born 1828, Belfast, Ireland
12 Aug 1871 to 12 Nov 1874 – The Most Hon. George Phipps, 2nd Marquess of Normanby, GCB, GCMG, PC – Born 1819, London, England
14 Aug 1868 to 02 Jan 1871 – Colonel Sir Samuel Blackall – Born 1809, Dublin, Ireland
10 Dec 1859 to 04 Jan 1868 – The Rt. Hon. Sir George Bowen, GCMG – Born 1821, Taughboyne, Ireland

The Founding of Queensland.

On the 6th June 1859 Queen Victoria assented to the creation of a new and separate colony to be called Queen’s Land, now called Queensland.
In 1859, a part of New South Wales was taken and called Queensland.

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