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George Le Hunte

Sir George Le Hunte
KCMG
15th Governor of South Australia
In office
1 July 1903 – 18 February 1909
Monarch Edward VII
Premier John Jenkins(1903-05)
Richard Butler (1905)
Thomas Price (1905-09)
Preceded by Lord Tennyson
Succeeded by Sir Day Bosanquet
Personal details
Nationality British

Sir George Ruthven Le Hunte KCMG (20 August 1852 – 29 January 1925) was Governor of South Australia from 1 July 1903 until 18 February 1909, soon after federation of Australia.[1][2]

He was born in Porthgain, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of George and Mary Le Hunte. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] He married Caroline Rachel Clowes (cousin of Evelyn May Clowes) on 14 February 1884.

Le Hunte served as President of Dominica (1887–94), secretary of Barbados (1894–97) and Mauritius (1897); and Lieutenant-Governor of British New Guinea (1899–1903).

As South Australian Governor, he became the first patron of the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia when it was formed in 1903.

He was later Governor of Trinidad and Tobago from 1909 to 1916.

The District Council of Le Hunte in the north of Eyre Peninsula was named after him before it was changed to Wudinna District Council in 2008.

References

  1. ^ Le Hunte, Sir George Ruthven (1852–1925), Australian Dictionary of Biography
  2. ^ Obituary JSTOR
  3. ^ "Le Hunte, George Ruthven (L870GR)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

External links

  • World Statesmen - Trinindad and Tobago
  • World Statesmen - Dominica
  • World Statesmen - Papua New guinea
Government offices
Preceded by
James Meade
President of Dominica
1887 - 1894
Succeeded by
Edward Baynes (acting)
Preceded by
Sir William MacGregor
Lieutenant-Governor of British New Guinea
1898–1903
Succeeded by
Christopher Stansfield Robinson (acting Administrator)
Preceded by
Right Honourable Hallam, Lord Tennyson, KCMG
Governor of South Australia
1903–1909
Succeeded by
Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet, GCVO, KCB
Preceded by
Sir Henry Moore Jackson
Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
1909–1916
Succeeded by
LtCol. Sir John Robert Chancellor
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