Origins and Legacies
Learn about Victoria’s first Governors - the challenges they faced including a booming population, the Gold Rush and the Eureka Stockade; their influence; and their legacies that continue today.
Hear from the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, her husband Anthony Howard AM QC, and historian Dr Clare Wright.
Iconic and Contemporary
Learn about Victoria’s iconic Government House – its history and contemporary use as part of the Governor’s program, including a circus performance, rock concert, showcasing Victorian art and supporting the LGBTQI community.
Hear from the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, her husband Anthony Howard AM QC, Historian Dr Clare Wright, Victorian Government Architect Jill Garner and National Gallery of Victoria Director Tony Ellwood AM.
Peace and Prosperity
Learn how the Governor of Victoria’s program supports the State’s motto of ‘Peace and Prosperity’, including a kitchen garden program for migrant and refugee women, promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects to young women, and inviting school children to camp at Government House.
Hear from the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, Community Hubs CEO Dr Sonja Hood, PhD Candidate in Chemical and Bio Molecular Engineering Jess Vovers, and the school children who camped out on the Government House lawn.
Constitution and Engagement
Learn about the Governor’s role in the Westminster system of Government and the four key areas of the Governor’s responsibilities - constitutional , ceremonial, community and international engagement.
Hear from the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, Indonesian Ambassador His Excellency Yohanes Kristiarto S. Legowo, and international interpreter Prof Charles Qin OAM.
Education and Inclusion
Learn how the Governor acts on behalf of the people of Victoria to provide impartial oversight of our system of Government, to thank people for their contributions to their communities, and to promote unity and harmony.
Hear from the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC and her husband Anthony Howard AM QC.