Quentin Bryce

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Dame Quentin Bryce

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25th Governor-General of Australia
In office
5 September 2008 – 28 March 2014
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Tony Abbott
Preceded byMichael Jeffery
Succeeded bySir Peter Cosgrove
24th Governor of Queensland
In office
29 July 2003 – 29 July 2008
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierPeter Beattie
Anna Bligh
Preceded byPeter Arnison
Succeeded byPenelope Wensley
Personal details
Quentin Alice Louise Strachan

(1942-12-23) 23 December 1942 (age 80)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Spouse(s)Michael Bryce
Alma materUniversity of Queensland

Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce AD, CVO (née Strachan; born 23 December 1942) was the 25th Governor-General of Australia, from September 2008 to March 2014. She was the first woman to be the Governor-General.[1] Before this she was the Governor of Queensland and she used to be a lawyer.

For her community works she was created a Dame of Grace of the Order of St John in 2003.[2] If she were not already a Dame, she would have become a Dame of Justice when she became Prior of the Australian Priory of the Order of St John.

References[change | change source]

  1. Pollard, Ruth (13 April 2008). "Rudd appoints female G-G". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
  2. "Ms Quentin Bryce, AC: 24th Governor of Queensland" (PDF). Government House Queensland. February 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2011.