Dame Quentin Bryce
|25th Governor-General of Australia|
5 September 2008 – 28 March 2014
|Prime Minister||Kevin Rudd|
|Preceded by||Michael Jeffery|
|Succeeded by||Sir Peter Cosgrove|
|24th Governor of Queensland|
29 July 2003 – 29 July 2008
|Preceded by||Peter Arnison|
|Succeeded by||Penelope Wensley|
Quentin Alice Louise Strachan
23 December 1942
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Alma mater||University 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. 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. 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]
- Pollard, Ruth (13 April 2008). "Rudd appoints female G-G". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
- "Ms Quentin Bryce, AC: 24th Governor of Queensland" (pdf). Government House Queensland. February 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2011.