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Encyclopedia > Governor of Victoria

List of Governors of Victoria

See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor.


* La Trobe was Superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales 1839-1851


  • Captain Sir Charles Hotham, 1855
  • Sir Henry Barkly, 1856-1863
  • Sir Charles Darling, 1863-1866
  • Sir John Manners-Sutton, 1866-1873
  • Sir George Bowen, 1873-1879
  • George Phipps, Marquess of Normanby, 1879-1884
  • Sir Henry Loch, 1884-1889
  • John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, 1889-1895
  • Thomas Brassey, 1st Baron Brassey, 1895-1900
  • Sir George Clarke, 1901-1903
  • Major-General Sir Reginald Talbot, 1904-1908
  • Sir Thomas Carmichael, 1908-1911
  • Sir John Fuller, 1911-1914
  • Sir Arthur Stanley, 1914-1920
  • Colonel George Rous, 3rd Earl of Stradbroke, 1921-1926
  • Lieutentant-Colonel Arthur Somers Cocks, 6th Baron Somers, 1926-1931
  • Captain William Vannecke, 5th Baron Huntingfield, 1934-1939
  • Major-General Sir Winston Dugan, 1939-1949
  • General Sir Dallas Brooks, 1949-1963
  • Major-General Sir Rohan Delacombe, 1963-1974
  • Sir Henry Winneke, 1974-1982
  • Rear-Admiral Sir Brian Murray, 1982-1985
  • The Reverend Dr Davis McCaughey, 1986-1992
  • Richard McGarvie, 1992-1997
  • Sir James Gobbo, 1997-2000
  • John Landy, 2001-present

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Governors of the Australian states - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1551 words)
The Governors of the Australian states are the representatives in the six states of Australia of Australia's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.
State Governors continued to be appointed by the King on the advice of the Colonial Secretary in London, usually after an informal consultation with the state government.
The post of Governor was again called into question during the Depression of the 1930s, when the cost of maintaining six vice-regal establishments (as well as a Governor-General in Canberra) drew criticism from the labour movement and others.
Encyclopedia: Victoria (Australia) (4213 words)
Victoria's first settlement was at Portland, on the west coast of what is now Victoria, Melbourne was founded in 1835 by John Batman.
Victoria's northern border is the south bank of the Murray River, the river itself being part of New South Wales.
Victoria is regarded as the home of Australian Rules Football, with 10 of the 16 clubs of the major league (see Australian Football League) based in Victoria, and the traditional Grand Final held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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