Talk:Governor of New South Wales
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Currently displayed shield is erroneous, being the badge of N.S.W. used only on the N.S.W. flag. The Arms of Her Majesty in Right of New South Wales feature the correct shield and are appropriate for use by her representative the Governor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:42, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Date of Lord Gowrie's barony
I'm trying to establish exactly when Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven became 1st Baron Gowrie. Most refs talk about his appointment as Governor of NSW and his peerage happening at around the same time (in late 1934, after he'd returned to Britain after finishing his term as Governor of South Australia). He arrived in Sydney on 21 February 1935, and most lists (including ours) show him as Lord Gowrie at that stage. But the official list of NSW Governors here shows him as still Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven. The date 20 December 1935 gets mentioned, but it's unclear whether this was when he got his GCMG (he was already a KCMG), or when his barony was created, or both. His ADB entry says that he assumed the office of Governor-General on 23 January 1936, and at the suggestion of Joseph Lyons he “had been created Baron Gowrie of Canberra and Dirleton”, without saying exactly when this happened. The Canberra association in the title seems to relate to the Governor-General's job, not to the Governor of New South Wales's job.
So, what appears to be the case is that when he became Governor of NSW he was Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven, and some time towards the end of his 11-month term he was made Baron Gowrie.
This ref supports this view: "... it's the only way I can describe Lady Gowrie, who was at that time Lady Hore-Ruthven, the wife of the Governor of New South Wales."
As does this ref: "Hore-Ruthven served as Governor of South Australia in 1928, knighted the same year, and in 1935 became the Governor of New South Wales during which time he was created 1st Baron Gowrie."