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Title: Old Government House


The Old Government House buildings reflect how the wealthy of the Victorian era lived, with the Main House displaying the style and accoutrements of the well-to-do and the Servantís Quarters are the more modest furnishings of a working family.

View of the Old Government House

The buildings are surrounded by a garden of approximately one acre. At the time of the Governors, the garden was natural bushland surrounded by a post and rail fence. Today it has been re-designed as a mid-Victorian garden of Anglo-Italian style to complement the restored complex. 

It features cottage plants and flowers cultivated in Victorian times, heritage roses and mature trees. The garden setting is very popular.

Design: Tracy Gamlin for Friends of Old Government House © 2005
Modified September 2014