The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2014

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Portrait

Governor

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To

Governors under King George III (17601820):

1

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Captain Arthur Phillip RN

7 February 1788

10 December 1792

2

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Captain John Hunter RN

11 September 1795

27 September 1800

3

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Captain Philip Gidley King RN

28 September 1800

12 August 1806

4

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Captain William Bligh RN

Following the RUM REBELLION of 26th January 1808

The following Officers administrated the Colony until the arrival of Macquarie on 1st January 1810

Lieut Col George Johnston   Jan1808 to July 1808

Lieut Gov Joseph Foveaux    Jul 1808 to Jan 1809

Lieut Gov William Patterson Jan 1809 to Jan 1810

13 August 1806

26 January 1808

5

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Major-General Lachlan Macquarie CB

1 January 1810

1 December 1821

Governors under King George IV (18201830):

6

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Major-General Sir Thomas Brisbane BtGCHGCB

1 December 1821

1 December 1825

7

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Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Darling GCH

19 December 1825

21 October 1831

Governors under King William IV (18301837):

8

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Major-General Sir Richard Bourke KCB

3 December 1831

5 December 1837

Governors under Queen Victoria (18371901):

9

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Major Sir George Gipps

24 February 1838

11 July 1846

10

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Lieutenant Colonel Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy KCBKCB

3 August 1846

28 January 1855

11

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Sir William Denison KCB

20 January 1855

22 January 1861

12

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The Rt Hon. Sir John Young BtGCMGKCB

16 May 1861

24 December 1867

13

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The Rt Hon. The Earl Belmore GCMGPC

8 January 1868

21 February 1872

14

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The Rt Hon. Sir Hercules Robinson GCMG

3 June 1872

19 March 1879

15

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The Rt Hon. Lord Augustus Loftus GCB

4 August 1879

9 November 1885

16

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The Rt Hon. The Lord Carrington GCMGPC

12 December 1885

3 November 1890

17

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The Rt Hon. The Earl of Jersey GCBGCMGPC

15 January 1891

2 March 1893

18

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The Rt Hon. Sir Robert Duff GCMG

29 May 1893

15 March 1895

19

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The Rt Hon. The Viscount Hampden GCMG

21 November 1895

5 March 1899

20

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The Rt Hon. The Earl Beauchamp KGKCMGPC

18 May 1899

30 April 1901

Governors under King Edward VII (19011910):

21

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Admiral Sir Harry Rawson GCBGCMGRN

27 May 1902

27 May 1909

22

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The Rt Hon. The Lord Chelmsford GCMG

28 May 1909

11 March 1913

Governors under King George V (19101936):

23

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The Hon. Sir Gerald Strickland, Count della Catena GCMG

14 March 1913

27 October 1917

24

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Sir Walter Davidson KCMG

18 February 1918

4 September 1923

25

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Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair KCBKBEMVO

28 February 1924

7 April 1930

26

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Air Vice-Marshal Sir Philip Game GBEKCBDSO

29 May 1930

15 January 1935

27

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The Rt Hon. The Lord Gowrie VCGCMGCBDSO

21 February 1935

22 January 1936

Governors under King Edward VIII (1936):

28

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Admiral Sir David Anderson KCBKCMGMVO

6 August 1936

30 October 1936

Governors under King George VI (19361952):

29

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The Rt Hon. The Lord Wakehurst KCMG

8 April 1937

8 January 1946

30

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Lieutenant General Sir John Northcott KCMGKCVOCB

1 August 1946

31 July 1957

Governors under Queen Elizabeth II (since 1952):

31

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Lieutenant General Sir Eric Woodward KCMGKCVOCBCBEDSO

1 August 1957

31 July 1965

32

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Sir Roden Cutler VCKCMGKCVOCBE

20 January 1966

19 January 1981

33

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Air Marshal Sir James Rowland ACKBEDFCAFC

20 January 1981

20 January 1989

34

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Rear Admiral Sir David Martin KCMGAORAN

*Note A Descendant of First Lieutenant George Johnston,(Marines-Lady Penrhyn) and Esther Abrahams (Convict-Lady Penrhyn) on the First Fleet 1788

20 January 1989

7 August 1990

35

Rear Admiral Sinclair

Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair ACRAN

*Note A Descendant of First Lieutenant George Johnston (Marines-Lady Penrhyn) and Esther Abrahams (Convict-Lady Penrhyn) on the First Fleet 1788

8 August 1990

29 February 1996

36

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The Hon. Gordon Samuels ACCVOQC

1 March 1996

28 February 2001

37

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Professor The Hon. Dame Marie Bashir AD,CVO

1 March 2001

1 October 2014

38

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General The Hon. David Hurley AC,DSC

2 October 2014

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