Anzac Day speeches of Governor Underwood

The Anzac Day addresses of the late Peter Underwood, former Governor of Tasmania, are among the most thoughtful and important speeches made on Australia’s commemoration of war and its effects.

Friday, 25th April 2014
Thursday, 25th April 2013
Wednesday, 25th April 2012
Monday, 25th April 2011
Sunday, 25th April 2010

These are or were available on the Government House website, which hosts selected speeches of the Governor of Tasmania made since 2010.

Despite similar themes in Mr Underwood’s 2013 and 2014 speeches, they drew mixed responses from the Tasmanian RSL, with praise from outgoing president Chris Munday in 2013, and criticism from incoming president Robert Dick the following year.