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The Governor of Malta was an official who ruled Malta during the British colonial period between 1813 and 1964. This office replaced that of the Civil Commissioner. Upon the end of British rule and the creation of the State of Malta in 1964, this office was replaced by the Governor-General, who represented the British Monarch and not the Government of the United Kingdom as did the Governor. The office of Governor-General was itself abolished in 1974 and replaced by the post of President when Malta became a Republic.

Governor of Malta
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Sir Thomas Maitland
Style His Excellency
Residence Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta
Appointer King/Queen of the United Kingdom
Precursor Civil Commissioner of Malta
Formation 23 July 1813
First holder Sir Thomas Maitland
Final holder Sir Maurice Henry Dorman
Abolished 21 September 1964
Succession Governor-General of Malta

The Governor of Malta (Maltese: Gvernatur ta' Malta) was an official who ruled Malta during the British colonial period between 1813 and 1964. This office replaced that of the Civil Commissioner. Upon the end of British rule and the creation of the State of Malta in 1964, this office was replaced by the Governor-General, who represented the British Monarch and not the Government of the United Kingdom as did the Governor. The office of Governor-General was itself abolished in 1974 and replaced by the post of President when Malta became a Republic.

Malta Independent (1964)

Full title reads: "Malta Independent" General air view, Malta Island. SV Air to air, Shackleton aircraft of the RAF (Royal Air Force) flying over the Island. General ...

George Cross For Malta

A special ceremony was held on Malta where Lord Gort (the Governor) handed over the George Cross to Sir George Borg, the Chief Justice. You can license this ...

Princess Honours Malta's War Dead (1949)

Full title reads: "Princess Honours Malta's War Dead". St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Malta. LV Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and the Governor of ...

Lord Gort Takes Over Malta Governorship

Lord Gort arrives in Malta to take over as Governor of the strategically placed island. Malta continues to come under attack from German aircraft. You can license ...

Malta Welcomes The King (1943)

Full title reads: "MALTA WELCOMES THE KING". Malta & Northern Africa. Various shots of the cruiser "Aurora" steaming into Valetta Harbour with the King ...

Princess Elizabeth In Malta (1949)

Unissued / Unused material. Princess Elizabeth visits memorial hospital and unveils plaque. Malta. Various shots coast and harbour of Valetta. LS King George ...