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Transcript 6966


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Hawke, Robert

Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991

More information about Hawke, Robert on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 30/06/1986

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 6966

I am pleased to announce that, after consultation with the Queen,
His Excellency the Rt Hon. Sir Ninlan Stephen, AK, GCMG, GCVO,
KBE, will remain in office as Governor-General of Australia until
the end of 1938.
I welcome te fact that the Governor-General will continueoin
office throughout the Bicentennial year. Both Sir Ninian and Lady
Stephen have rade an outstanding contribution to Australia since
Sir Ninian'u appointment in 1982 and will continue to do so.
While the appointment of a Governor-General is not for a fixed
term, it hai seen a tradition that appointments are for a period
of about fivo years and that was Sir Ninian's understanding when
he took up th: office. I am grateful to Sir Ninian for indicating
his willingneos to continue in office until the end of the
Bicentennial year. rr ~ curr! IrEW~,..

Transcript 6966