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Peter Hollingworth

Peter John Hollingworth AC OBE (born 10 April 1935) is an Australian retired Anglican bishop. He served as the Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane in Brisbane, Queensland from 1989 to 2001. He then served as the 23rd Governor-General of Australia from June 2001 until May 2003. He resigned as Governor-General after reports he did not deal with sexual abuse claims properly when he was Archbishop during the 1990s. There was also an unproven rape incident from the 1960s.[1]

In 1991, Hollingworth was named Australian of the Year. In 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal.

Hollingworth was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He grew up in Melbourne, Victoria. He married Kathleen Ann Turner in 1960. The couple have three daughters.[2]