Australia: Governors-General: 1901-2016

Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Commonwealth of Australia
1 Jan 1901 - 9 Jan 1903 John Adrian Louis Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, 7th Viscount Althrie, 7th Lord Hope, 5th Baron Hopetoun, of Hopetoun in the County of Linlithgow, 4th Baron Niddry, of Niddry Castle in the County of Linlithgow, 8th Baronet of Kirkliston, Nova Scotia (from 27 Oct 1902 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, in the County of Linlithgow or West Lothian)
9 Jan 1903 - 21 Jan 1904 Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, of Aldworth, in the County of Sussex, and of Freshwater, in the Isle of Wight
21 Jan 1904 - 9 Sep 1908 Henry Stafford Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote, of the City and County of the City of Exeter
9 Sep 1908 - 31 Jul 1911 William Humble Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley, 2nd Viscount Ednam, of Ednam in the County of Roxburgh, 12th Baron Ward, of Birmingham in the County of Warwick
31 Jul 1911 - 18 May 1914 Thomas Denman, 3rd Baron Denman, of Dovedale, in the County of Derbyshire
18 May 1914 - 6 Oct 1920 Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro-Ferguson (from 10 Dec 1920 1st Viscount Novar, of Raith, in the County of Fife, and of Novar, in the County of Ross)
6 Oct 1920 - 8 Oct 1925 Henry William Forster, 1st Baron Forster, of Lepe, in the County of Southampton
8 Oct 1925 - 22 Jan 1931 John Lawrence Baird, 1st Baron Stonehaven, of Ury in the County of Kincardine (from 27 Jun 1938 1st Viscount Stonehaven, of Ury, in the County of Kincardine)
22 Jan 1931 - 23 Jan 1936 Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs
23 Jan 1936 - 30 Jan 1945 Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, 1st Baron Gowrie, of Canberra in the Commonwealth of Australia and of Dirleton in the County of East Lothian (from 8 Jan 1945 1st Earl of Gowrie, 1st Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, of Dirleton, in the County of East Lothian)
30 Jan 1945 - 11 Mar 1947 Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, 1st Duke of Gloucester, 1st Earl of Ulster, 1st Baron Culloden
11 Mar 1947 - 8 May 1953 William John McKell (from 9 Nov 1951 Sir William John McKell)
8 May 1953 - 2 Feb 1960 Sir William Joseph Slim (from 15 Jul 1960 1st Viscount Slim, of Yarralumla in the Capital Territory of Australia and of Bishopston in the City and County of Bristol)
2 Feb 1960 - 3 Feb 1961 William Shepherd Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, of Vallaquie in the Isle of North Uist and County of Inverness
Administrator of the Commonwealth of Australia
4 Feb 1961 - 3 Aug 1961 Sir Reginald Alexander Dallas Brooks
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Commonwealth of Australia
3 Aug 1961 - 7 May 1965 William Philip Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle, of Penshurst in the County of Kent, 6th Baron De L'Isle and Dudley, 9th and 7th Baronet, of Penshurst, Kent
7 May 1965 - 30 Apr 1969 Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey, of Berwick in the State of Victoria and Commonwealth of Australia and of the City of Westminster [life peer]
30 Apr 1969 - 11 Jul 1974 Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck
11 Jul 1974 - 8 Dec 1977 Sir John Robert Kerr
8 Dec 1977 - 29 Jul 1982 Sir Zelman Cowen
29 Jul 1982 - 24 Aug 1984 Sir Ninian Martin Stephen
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
24 Aug 1984 - 16 Feb 1989 Sir Ninian Martin Stephen (x)
16 Feb 1989 - 16 Feb 1996 William George Hayden
16 Feb 1996 - 29 Jun 2001 Sir William Patrick Deane
29 Jun 2001 - 29 May 2003 Peter John Hollingworth
Administrator of the Commonwealth of Australia
29 May 2003 - 11 Aug 2003 Sir Guy Stephen Montague Green [1]
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
11 Aug 2003 - 5 Sep 2008 Philip Michael Jeffery
5 Sep 2008 - 28 Mar 2014 Quentin Alice Louise Bryce, née Strachan (from 25 Mar 2014 Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce)
28 Mar 2014 - Sir Peter John Cosgrove

[1] Acting for Peter John Hollingworth from 15 May 2003 to 29 May 2003.
Last updated on: 10 Apr 2014 12:27:37