Sir Keith Seaman
|Governor of South Australia|
1 September 1977 – 28 March 1982
|Preceded by||Douglas Nicholls|
|Succeeded by||Donald Dunstan|
11 June 1920|
McLaren Vale, South Australia
|Died||30 June 2013
Reverend Sir Keith Douglas Seaman, KCVO, OBE (11 June 1920 – 30 June 2013) was Governor of South Australia from 1 September 1977 until 28 March 1982. He was the second successive governor to have been a minister of religion, Seaman being a minister in then recently merged Uniting Church in Australia. He was born in McLaren Vale in 1920.
Seaman's term as governor was not without controversy. On 24 February 1978, The Advertiser reported that he was about to be dismissed. He wasn't, but was forced to admit that he had committed a 'grave impropriety' prior to his appointment; it had been examined by the Uniting Church discipline committee, and he had been allowed to continue his ministry.
Before being appointed governor, Reverend Keith Seaman had been superintendent of the "Adelaide Central Methodist Mission" (now 'Uniting Communities', formerly 'UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide'), and in 1973 was a member of the National Commission on Social Welfare, set up by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.
He died at his home in 2013 aged 93.
- "Former South Australian governor Sir Keith Seaman dies, aged 93". perthnow.com.au. 2 July 2013.
- "Family Notices.". The Chronicle (Adelaide: National Library of Australia). 19 June 1920. p. 27. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Deaths – SEAMAN, Sir Keith.". The Advertiser. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Queen to bishop at the Wayback Machine (archived March 14, 2006), The Bulletin, 2002.
- Prime Minister's press conference, 3 April 1973, announcing National Commission on Social Welfare. www.whitlam.org, retrieved 2008-10-10.
Sir Douglas R. Nicholls, KCVO, OBE
|Governor of South Australia
Lieutenant General Sir Donald B. Dunstan, AC, KBE, CB