Governors-General of Australia

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  1. Alexander Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie

    Alexander Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie

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    Recipient of the Victoria Cross

  2. Bill Hayden

    Bill Hayden

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    Australian politician and Governor-General of Australia

  3. Governor-General of Australia

    Governor-General of Australia

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    The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative in Australia at federal/national level of the Australian monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth II). He or she exercises the supreme executive power of the Commonwealth. The functions and roles of the Governor-General include appointing ambassadors, ministers and judges, giving Royal Assent to legislation, issuing writs for elections and bestowing honours. The Governor-General is President of the Federal Executive Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force. All these things are done and all these posts are held under the authority of the Australian Constitution. Further, the Governor-General acts as vice-regal representative to the Australian Capital Territory.


  4. Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson

    Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson

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    Governor General of Australia

  5. Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster

    Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster

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    English cricketer

  6. Henry Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote

    Henry Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote

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    British politician

  7. Isaac Isaacs

    Isaac Isaacs

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    Governor-General of Australia

  8. John Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven

    John Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven

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    Australian journalist, lawyer and politician

  9. John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow

    John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow

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    John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow KT, GCMG, GCVO, PC (25 September 1860 – 29 February 1908), also known as Viscount Aithrie before 1873 and as The 7th Earl of Hopetoun between 1873 and 1902, was a Scottish aristocrat, politician and colonial administrator. He is best known for his brief and controversial tenure as the first Governor-General of Australia. When he became Governor-General, he was 40 years old and he remains the youngest person to have held that office; he is also the shortest-lived, dying at the age of 47. In Australia he is remembered as Lord Hopetoun.


  10. John Kerr (Governor-General)

    John Kerr (Governor-General)

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    Australian judge and governor general

  11. Michael Jeffery

    Michael Jeffery

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    Australian general

  12. Ninian Stephen

    Ninian Stephen

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    Australian jurist; Governor-General of Australia (1982–1989)

  13. Paul Hasluck

    Paul Hasluck

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    Australian politician

  14. Peter Cosgrove

    Peter Cosgrove

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    Australian general

  15. Peter Hollingworth

    Peter Hollingworth

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    Archbishop of Brisbane; Governor-General of Australia

  16. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

    Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

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    British, Scientist

  17. Quentin Bryce

    Quentin Bryce

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    Australian politician, Governor of Queensland, Governor-General of Australia

  18. Richard Casey, Baron Casey

    Richard Casey, Baron Casey

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    Australian politician

  19. Ronald Munro Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar

    Ronald Munro Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar

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    British politician

  20. Thomas Denman, 3rd Baron Denman

    Thomas Denman, 3rd Baron Denman

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    Thomas Denman, 3rd Baron Denman GCMG, KCVO, PC (16 November 1874 – 24 June 1954) was a British Liberal politician and the fifth Governor-General of Australia.


  21. William Deane

    William Deane

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    Australian judge and Governor-General

  22. William McKell

    William McKell

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    Governor General of Australia, New South Wales politician and Premier

  23. William Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil

    William Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil

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    British politician

  24. William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle

    William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle

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    Recipient of the Victoria Cross

  25. William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

    William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

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    British Army General

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