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Dame Quentin Bryce

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25th Governor-General of Australia
In office
5 September 2008 – 28 March 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Tony Abbott
Preceded by Michael Jeffery
Succeeded by Sir Peter Cosgrove
24th Governor of Queensland
In office
29 July 2003 – 29 July 2008
Monarch Elizabeth II
Premier Peter Beattie
Anna Bligh
Preceded by Peter Arnison
Succeeded by Penelope Wensley
Personal details
Born
Quentin Alice Louise Strachan

23 December 1942 (1942-12-23) (age 78)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Spouse(s) Michael Bryce
Children 5
Alma mater University of Queensland

Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce AD, CVO (née Strachan; born 23 December 1942) was the 25th Governor-General of Australia, from September 2008 to March 2014. She was the first woman to be the Governor-General. Before this she was the Governor of Queensland and she used to be a lawyer.

For her community works she was created a Dame of Grace of the Order of St John in 2003. If she were not already a Dame, she would have become a Dame of Justice when she became Prior of the Australian Priory of the Order of St John.

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