Governor's garden

indiafrank

Parkside, Australia

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In the garden of Government House, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia.

Government House is located in magnificent well kept grounds which are periodically used for important public ceremonies.
Examples of these include:
- Presentation of Year 12 Merit certificates
- Presentation of Queen’s Scout and Queen’s Guide awards

Government House, located in Adelaide on the corner of North Terrace and King William Road, is the official residence of the Governor of South Australia.

The earliest part of the House to be built was the east wing of the present building. It was completed and occupied in May 1840. Government House is thus probably the second oldest continuously occupied house in the State, after Walkley cottage in St Marks College, Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide, which was first occupied in mid-1839. When completed, Government House consisted of the present main Drawing Room, Morning Room, Small Dining Room, and upstairs there were three bedrooms, a dressing room and two small servants’ rooms.

After Governor Gawler was recalled to England in 1841, partly because of his “extravagant” building programs, his successors Mr. George Grey and Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Holt Robe found it necessary to spend the least possible amount on the house.

Governors, their families and house guests make use of all the upstairs rooms.

Governors formerly used a summer residence in the Adelaide Hills to escape the heat of the Adelaide Plains. Two buildings were used for this purpose. The first of these, Old Government House, was built in Belair National Park in 1860. In 1880, this building was superseded by a larger residence at Marble Hill near Norton Summit, until it was destroyed in the Black Sunday Bushfire of 1955. Subsequently, the Governor was not provided with a summer residence.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_House,_Adelaide

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  • indiafrank
  • Gene Praag
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