Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy (1796-1858), a British Army officer and politician with aristocratic connections, was Governor of New South Wales (1846-55) and from 1851 Governor of the separated colonies and governor-general of all Australian possessions. A conciliator, he sought harmony and avoided involvement in difficult political issues. He had no fixed ideas on constitutional matters but mildly supported reform. Courtesy Australian Dictionary of Biography
Fitzroy appointed Governor-General of the Australian colonies
With the passing of the Australian Colonies Government Act 1850 New South Wales receives a new constitution providing for an elected lower house in a bicameral legislature. Sir Charles FitzRoy, who was Governor of New South Wales at the time, becomes Governor of New South Wales, Van Diemen’s Land, South Australia and Victoria, and Governor-General of all Australian possessions including Western Australia.