Letters Patent 1984: Governor-General

This is the full text of the Letters Patent from Queen Elizabeth II in relation to the Governor-General of Australia.

Letters Patent are effectively a written order issued by the monarch. They are a legal instrument that grants an office, title or status.

Letters Patent issued by Queen Elizabeth II in relation to the office of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth,

Greeting:

WHEREAS, by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, certain powers, functions and authorities are vested in a Governor-General appointed by the Queen to be Her Majesty’s representative in the Commonwealth: [Read more…]