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The Governors of Modern Queensland
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The first book to explore the experiences of recent Vice-Regal representatives – Leneen Forde, Peter Arnison, Quentin Bryce, Penelope Wensley and Paul de Jersey.

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Overview

Since its formation in 1859, Queensland has had 26 Governors – the personal representatives of the Crown. All have put their stamp on the role, which is both at the heart of all government action and a beacon of unity outside politics.

The Governors of Modern Queensland is the first book to explore the experiences of recent Vice-Regal representatives – Leneen Forde, Peter Arnison, Quentin Bryce, Penelope Wensley and Paul de Jersey. It also features personal interviews with these Governors and input from all living Queensland Premiers. It provides a unique insight into the modern role of Governors, highlighting how their constitutional, ceremonial and community duties have provided stability across the state, especially in times of need. At the heart of their service has been a willingness to engage widely with a vibrant cross-section of Queenslanders and a deep and abiding commitment to meet the contemporary needs of the people.

Importantly, this book also celebrates and honours Queenslanders, and the service rendered to them by their Governors.

Details
Madonna King

Madonna King

Madonna King’s work as a journalist, author and speaker spans politics, business and social policy. She has chaired panels around Australia, written 12 books and advises corporations and governments on understanding teenage girls, the subject of her most recent books, Being 14 (2017), Fathers and Daughters (2018) and Ten-Ager (2021). She is also the co-author of Greater Springfield: Australia’s newest city (2018) and The Governors of Modern Queensland.

David Fagan

David Fagan

David Fagan is an author and a former decade-long editor of one of Australia’s largest newspapers, The Courier-Mail. He spent more than three decades in journalism, mainly in the fields of business and politics at The Courier-Mail and The Australian. He is an adjunct professor of business at QUT and sits on a number of corporate boards. David is the author of Wake Up: the nine hashtags of digital disruption (2017) and Has the Luck Run Out? (2019). He is also the co-author of Greater Springfield: Australia’s newest city (2018).