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The Governor of Tasmania - Governors and Lieutenant Governors of Tasmania

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Lieutenant John BOWEN, Cmndt. 1803-1804 Colonel David COLLINS, Lt Gov., (South) 1 1804-1810 Lieutenant Edward LORD RM, Lt Gov., (South) March-July 1810 Captain J. MURRAY, Lt Gov., (South) 1810-1812 Lieutenant Colonel William PATERSON, Lt Gov., (North) 1804-1808 Captain John BRABYN, Cmndt., (North) 1808-1810 Major G. A. GORDON, Cmndt., (North) 1810-1812 Captain J. RITCHIE, Cmndt., (North) 2 June 1812 Major A. E. GEILS, Cmndt. 1812-1813 Colonel Thomas DAVEY, Lt Gov. 1813-1817 Colonel William SORELL, Lt Gov. 1817-1824 Colonel George ARTHUR, Lt Gov. 1824-1836 Sir John FRANKLIN, KCH, RN, Lt Gov. 1837-1843 Sir John EARDLEY-WILMOT, Bt, Lt Gov. 1843-1846 Sir William DENISON, Lt Gov. 1847-1855 Sir Henry FOX YOUNG, CB, Governor 1855-1861 Colonel (later Sir) Thomas GORE BROWNE, CB, Governor. 1861-1868 Mr (later Sir) Charles Du CANE, Governor and Commander-in-Chief. 1869-1874 Mr (later Sir) Frederick WELD, CMG, Governor. 1875-1880 Major Sir George STRAHAN, KCMG, Governor. 1881-1886 Sir Robert HAMILTON, KCB, Governor and Commander-in-Chief 1887-1892 The Viscount GORMANSTON, KCMG, Governor and Commander-in-Chief. 1893-1900 Captain Sir Arthur HAVELOCK, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, Governor 1901-1904 Sir Gerald STRICKLAND, KCMG, Governor. 1904-1909 Major General Sir Harry BARRON, KCMG, CVO, Governor. 1909-1913 The Rt Hon. Sir William ELLISON-MACARTNEY, KCMG, Governor. 1913-1917 Sir Francis NEWDEGATE, KCMG, Governor. 1917-1920 Sir William ALLARDYCE, KCMG, Governor. 1920-1922 Sir James O'GRADY, KCMG, Governor. 1924-1930 Sir Ernest CLARK, GCMG, KCB, CBE, Governor. 1933-1945 Admiral Sir Hugh BINNEY, KCB, KCMG, DSO, Governor. 1945-1951 The Rt Hon. Sir Ronald CROSS, Bt., KCMG, KCVO, Governor. 1951-1958 The Lord ROWALLAN, KT, KBE, MC, TD, Governor. 1959-1963 Lieutenant General Sir Charles GAIRDNER, GBE, KCMG, KCVO, CB, Governor. 1963-1968 Lieutenant General Sir Edric BASTYAN, KCMG, KCVO, KBE, CB, Governor. 1968-1973 The Hon. Sir Stanley BURBURY, KCMG, KCVO, KBE, Governor. 3 1973-1982 Sir James PLIMSOLL, AC, CBE, Governor. 1982-1987 General Sir Phillip BENNETT, AC, KBE, DSO, Governor. 1987-1995 The Hon. Sir Guy GREEN, AC, KBE, CVO, Governor 4 1995-2003 Mr. Richard Butler, AC, Governor 5 2003-2004 The Hon. William J. E.  COX  AC, RFD, ED 2004-


Before the arrival of David Collins as Van Diemen's Land's first Lieutenant Governor, the colony was under the control of Lieutenant John Bowen as its commandant.
On 1st July 1812, the north of Van Diemen's Land was united with the south and administered from Hobart. Captain Ritchie had been Lieutenant-Governor for only one month.
Sir Stanley Burbury was the first Australian born Governor.
Sir Guy Green was the first Tasmanian born Governor.
Resigned from office on the 9th August 2004.

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