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Former Governors-General

A list of all former Governors-General.

  Term of Office Governor-General Place of birth
26 2014-2019 General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK CVO MC (Retd) Sydney NSW
25 2008-2014 The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO Ilfracombe, QLD
24 2003-2008 Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) Wiluna, WA
23 2001-2003 Right Reverend the Honourable Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE Adelaide, SA
22 1996-2001 The Honourable Sir William Patrick Deane AC KBE Melbourne, VIC
21 1989-1996 The Honourable William George Hayden AC Brisbane, QLD
20 1982-1989 The Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen KG AK GCMG GCVO KBE QC Oxford, England UK
19 1977-1982 The Right Honourable Sir Zelman Cowen AK GCMG GCVO QC Melbourne, VIC
18 1974-1977 The Right Honourable Sir John Robert Kerr AK GCMG GCVO QC Sydney, NSW
17 1969-1974 The Right Honourable Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck KG GCMG GCVO  Fremantle, WA
16 1965-1969 The Right Honourable Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey KG GCMG CH DSO MC PC Brisbane QLD
15 1961-1965 The Right Honourable William Philip Sidney De L'Isle, 1st Viscount De L'Isle, VC, KG, GCMG, GCVO, PC London, England UK
14 1960-1961 The Right Honourable William Shepherd Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil GCMG MC QC PC Argyll, Scotland UK
13 1953-1960 Field Marshal Sir William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount Slim (Yarralumla and Bishopston) KG GCB GCMG GCVO GBE DSO MC Bristol, England UK
12 1947-1953 The Right Honourable Sir Wiliam John McKell GCMG PC Pambula, NSW
11 1945-1947 His Royal Highness, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, KG KT KP GCB GCMG GCVO Sandringham, England UK
10 1936-1945 Sir Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie, VC GCMG CB DSO PC Windsor, England UK
9 1931-1936 The Right Honourable Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs, GCB GCMG PC Melbourne, VIC
8 1925-1931 The Right Honourable John Lawrence Baird, 1st Baron of Stonehaven, GCMG DSO PC JP DL London, England UK
7 1920-1925 The Right Honourable Henry William Forster, 1st Baron Forster, GCMG PC DL Kent, England UK
6 1914-1920 The Right Honourable Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro-Ferguson GCMG PC Fife, Scotland UK
5 1911-1914 The Right Honourable Thomas Denman, 3rd Baron of Denman GCMG KCVO PC JP London, England UK
4 1908-11 The Right Honourable William Humble Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley, GCB GCMG GCVO TD PC London, England UK
3 1904-1908 The Right Honourable Henry Stafford Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote, GCMG GCIE CB PC London, England UK
2 1903-1904 The Right Honourable Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, GCMG PC Twickenham, England UK
1 1901-1903 The Right Honourable John Adrian Louis Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, KT GCMG GCVO PC Hopetoun, Scotland, UK