My Vice-Regal Life

Diaries 1978 to 1982

Lady Anna Cowen
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17 July 2017

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My Vice-Regal Life

Diaries 1978 to 1982

Lady Anna Cowen
Sunday, 8 January 1978
I have decided to keep a diary during Zelman's term of office as Governor-General. I am pleased, because I forget so much and the re-reading of a sentence brings whole occasions, scenes, and otherwise forgotten things, vividly back to mind...

And so begins an extraordinary record of the life of a Governor-General's wife. Lady Anna Cowen's edited diaries capture the day-to-day life—the wardrobe fittings, the running of an enormous household—as well as the pomp and circumstance of vice-regal duties during the term Sir Zelman Cowen, the 'healing Governor-General', served after the dismissal by Sir John Kerr of the Whitlam government.
Sunday, 8 January 1978
I have decided to keep a diary during Zelman's term of office as Governor-General. I am pleased, because I forget so much and the re-reading of a sentence brings whole occasions, scenes, and otherwise forgotten things, vividly back to mind...

And so begins an extraordinary record of the life of a Governor-General's wife. Lady Anna Cowen's edited diaries capture the day-to-day life—the wardrobe fittings, the running of an enormous household—as well as the pomp and circumstance of vice-regal duties during the term Sir Zelman Cowen, the 'healing Governor-General', served after the dismissal by Sir John Kerr of the Whitlam government.

Lady Anna Cowen

Lady Anna Cowen is the widow of Sir Zelman Cowen, who was the Governor General of Australia after controversial Sir John Kerr. As wife of the vice-chancellor at the University of Queensland, she was somewhat prepared for the escalation in her official life, but her years at Yarralumla in the aftermath of the Whitlam dismissal were both rewarding and challenging.

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