Former Governors

Appointed in 1828, Captain James Stirling was the first Governor of the Colony (now State) of Western Australia. Today, the former Governors have a combined length of service of more than 180 years.
1828 – 1839^Captain James Stirling

1828 – 1839^Captain James Stirling

1839 – 1846^John Hutt Esq

1839 – 1846^John Hutt Esq

1846 – 1847^Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew K H Clarke

1846 – 1847^Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew K H Clarke

1848 – 1855^Captain Charles Fitzgerald RN

1848 – 1855^Captain Charles Fitzgerald RN

1855 – 1862^Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy

1855 – 1862^Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy

1862 – 1868^John Stephen Hampton Esq

1862 – 1868^John Stephen Hampton Esq

1868 – 1869^Sir Benjamin Chilley Campbell Pine

1868 – 1869^Sir Benjamin Chilley Campbell Pine

1869 – 1875^Sir Frederick Aloysius Weld

1869 – 1875^Sir Frederick Aloysius Weld

1875 – 1877; 1880 – 1883 & 1890 – 1895^Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson GCMG

1875 – 1877; 1880 – 1883 & 1890 – 1895^Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson GCMG

1878 – 1880^Major-General Sir Harry St George Ord RE KCMG CB

1878 – 1880^Major-General Sir Harry St George Ord RE KCMG CB

1883 – 1889^Sir Frederick Napier Broome KCMG

1883 – 1889^Sir Frederick Napier Broome KCMG

1895 – 1900^Lieutenant Colonel Sir Gerard Smith KCMG

1895 – 1900^Lieutenant Colonel Sir Gerard Smith KCMG

1901 – 1902^Captain Sir Arthur Lawley KCMG

1901 – 1902^Captain Sir Arthur Lawley KCMG

1903 – 1909^Admiral Sir Frederick George Denham Bedford GCB

1903 – 1909^Admiral Sir Frederick George Denham Bedford GCB

1909 – 1913^Sir Gerald Strickland KCMG

1909 – 1913^Sir Gerald Strickland KCMG

1913 – 1917^Major-General Sir Harry Barron KCMG CVO

1913 – 1917^Major-General Sir Harry Barron KCMG CVO

1917 – 1920^Sir William Grey Ellison-Macartney PC KCMG

1917 – 1920^Sir William Grey Ellison-Macartney PC KCMG

1920 – 1924^Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate Newdegate KCMG

1920 – 1924^Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate Newdegate KCMG

1924 – 1931^Colonel Sir William Robert Campion KCMG DSO

1924 – 1931^Colonel Sir William Robert Campion KCMG DSO

1948 – 1951^Sir James Mitchell GCMG

1948 – 1951^Sir James Mitchell GCMG

1951 – 1963^Lieutenant General Sir Charles Henry Gairdner KCMG KCVO GBE CB

1951 – 1963^Lieutenant General Sir Charles Henry Gairdner KCMG KCVO GBE CB

1963 – 1973^Major General Sir Douglas Anthony Kendrew KCMG CB CBE DSO

1963 – 1973^Major General Sir Douglas Anthony Kendrew KCMG CB CBE DSO

1974 – 1975^Air Commodore Sir Hughie Idwal Edwards VC KCMG CB DSO OBE DFC

1974 – 1975^Air Commodore Sir Hughie Idwal Edwards VC KCMG CB DSO OBE DFC

1975 – 1980^Air Chief Marshal Sir Wallace Kyle GCB KCVO CBE DSO

1975 – 1980^Air Chief Marshal Sir Wallace Kyle GCB KCVO CBE DSO

1980 – 1983^Rear Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge KCVO

1980 – 1983^Rear Admiral Sir Richard Trowbridge KCVO

1984 – 1989^Professor Gordon Stanley Reid PhD

1984 – 1989^Professor Gordon Stanley Reid PhD

1990 – 1993^Sir Francis Theodore Page Burt AC KCMG QC

1990 – 1993^Sir Francis Theodore Page Burt AC KCMG QC

1993 – 2000^Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd)

1993 – 2000^Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd)

2000 – 2005^Lieutenant General the Honourable John Murray Sanderson AC 2000 – 2005

2000 – 2005^Lieutenant General the Honourable John Murray Sanderson AC 2000 – 2005

2006 – 2011^The Honourable Dr Kenneth Comninos Michael AC

2006 – 2011^The Honourable Dr Kenneth Comninos Michael AC

2011 – 2014^The Honourable Malcolm James McCusker AC CVO QC

2011 – 2014^The Honourable Malcolm James McCusker AC CVO QC

2014 – 2018^The Honourable Kerry Gaye Sanderson AC

2014 – 2018^The Honourable Kerry Gaye Sanderson AC

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