Archbishop Peter Hollingworth

Archbishop Peter Hollingworth

Archbishop Peter Hollingworth

1991 Australian of the Year |
Social Justice Advocate

Biogragrahy:

DOB:
1 / Jan / 1935
From:
Victoria

Peter John Hollingworth AC, OBE is an Australian retired Anglican bishop. Engaged in social work for several decades, he served as the Archbishop of Brisbane for 11 years from 1989 and was the 23rd Governor-General of Australia from 2001 until 2003. He is also an author and recipient of various civil and ecclesiastical honours. Described as Australia's foremost spokesman for social justice in 1992, in 2003 he became only the third governor-general to resign, after criticisms were aired over his conduct as Archbishop of Brisbane in the 1990s.