Governor of Tasmania

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Governor of Tasmania
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Badge of the Governor
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Incumbent
Kate Warner
AC

since 10 December 2014
Viceroy
StyleHer Excellency
ResidenceGovernment House, Hobart
AppointerAustralian monarch
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation8 January 1855
First holderSir Henry Fox Young
Websitewww.govhouse.tas.gov.au

The Governor of Tasmania is the representative in the Australian state of Tasmania of Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. The Governor performs the same constitutional and ceremonial functions at the state level as the Governor-General of Australia does at the national level.

The official residence of the Governor is Government House located at the Queens Domain.

The first Australian-born Governor of Tasmania was Sir Stanley Burbury (appointed 1973). The first Tasmanian-born governor was Sir Guy Green (appointed 1995).

On 10 November, Premier Will Hodgman announced that University of Tasmania legal academic Kate Warner would be appointed as the state's first female governor.[1] Warner was sworn in on 10 December.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kate Warner to be appointed 28th Tasmanian Governor". ABC News. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.