There have been twenty-five Queensland Governors, the first, Sir George Bowen was appointed on December 10, 1859. All of whom, across the last 150 years or so, have been called on to attend police functions such as swearing-in and medal ceremonies. Governors who wanted to travel around the state, called upon the services of the Queensland police to ensure that their travels were safe.
These images illustrate both the pomp and ceremony associated with the visit of His Excellency the Governor and the rough travel undertaken by and basic accommodation provided for, the Governor and the police escort.
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This information has been supplied by the Queensland Police Museum from the best resources available at the time of writing.
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