State Governors of Tasmania


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Governors of Tasmania 1855 to 2017.

10 Dec 2014 to Current Date – The Hon. Professor Kate Warner AM
02 Apr 2008 to 07 Jul 2014 – The Hon. Peter Underwood AC
15 Dec 2004 to 02 Apr 2008 – The Hon. William Cox AC RFD ED QC
03 Oct 2003 to 09 Aug 2004 – Richard Butler AC
02 Oct 1995 to 03 Oct 2003 – The Hon. Sir Guy Green AC KBE CVO
19 Oct 1987 to 02 Oct 1995 – General Sir Phillip Bennett AC KBE DSO KStJ
01 Oct 1982 to 08 May 1987 – Sir James Plimsoll AC CBE KStJ
05 Dec 1973 to 16 Mar 1982 – The Hon. Sir Stanley Burbury KCMG KCVO KBE
02 Dec 1968 to 30 Nov 1973 – Lieutenant-General Sir Edric Bastyan KCMG KCVO KBE CB
24 Sep 1963 to 11 Jul 1968 – General Sir Charles Gairdner GBE KCMG KCVO CB
21 Oct 1959 to 25 Mar 1963 – The Rt Hon. The Lord Rowallan KT KBE MC TD
22 Aug 1951 to 04 Jun 1958 – The Rt Hon. Sir Ronald Cross, Bt KCMG KCVO PC
24 Dec 1945 to 08 May 1951 – Admiral Sir Hugh Binney KCB KCMG DSO
04 Aug 1933 to 04 Aug 1945 – Sir Ernest Clark GCMG KCB CBE
23 Dec 1924 to 23 Dec 1930 – Sir James O’Grady KCMG
16 Apr 1920 to 27 Jan 1922 – Sir William Allardyce KCMG
30 Mar 1917 to 22 Feb 1920 – Sir Francis Newdegate GCMG KStJ
04 Jun 1913 to 31 Mar 1917 – The Rt Hon. Sir William Ellison-Macartney KCMG
16 Sep 1909 to 03 Mar 1913 – Major-General Sir Harry Barron KCMG CVO
28 Oct 1904 to 20 May 1909 – The Rt Hon. The Lord Strickland GCMG
08 Nov 1901 to 16 Apr 1904 – Captain Sir Arthur Havelock GCSI GCMG GCIE
08 Aug 1893 to 14 Aug 1900 – The Rt Hon. The Viscount Gormanston GCMG
11 Mar 1887 to 30 Nov 1892 – Sir Robert Hamilton KCB
07 Dec 1881 to 28 Oct 1886 – Major Sir George Strahan KCMG
21 Oct 1880 to 07 Dec 1881 – The Hon. Sir John Henry Lefroy CB, GCMG
13 Jan 1875 to 05 Apr 1880 – The Hon. Sir Frederick Weld GCMG
15 Jan 1869 to 30 Nov 1874 – Sir Charles Du Cane KCMG
11 Dec 1862 to 30 Dec 1868 – Colonel Sir Thomas Browne KCMG CB
08 Jan 1855 to 10 Dec 1861 – Sir Henry Young KCMG

The Founding of Tasmania.

1825: On 3rd December 1825 Major-General Ralph Darling, the Governor of New South Wales, proclaimed the establishment of the self-governing colony under the name Van Diemen’s Land.
In 1854 Constitution of Tasmania was passed
In 1855 the colony of Van Diemen’s Land changed its name to Tasmania.
In 1901 the colony of Tasmania became the State of Tasmania.

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