something off the
i had never been to visit
although each time i drive over the
is is clearly seen.
the main construction was completed
2ND JANUARY 1858.
SIR HENRY FOX YOUNG
became the first governor.
TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT HOUSE
is regarded as one of the best
VICE REGAL residences in the commonwealth.
designed by the colonial architect
WILLIAM PORDEN KAY
it is a fine example of early
VICTORIAN COUNTRY house in
NEO GOTHIC STYLE.
it is one of the largest in australia.
the scale, detail & finish of the
grand corridor &
state rooms together with their
furniture are unequalled in australia.
standing in the foyer, looking out.
the front entrance's tiles.
front door key.
i am sure there is other security systems at work, other than this one.
this chair, was used by the ladies for praying.
they would kneel on the chair, and the bustle of their dresses would
not be creased.
detail of curtain rod.
this wooden box, used to be used for the despatch of
now they use
piece of art on loan.
part of the
DINING ROOM ...
wooden inlaid table.
ceiling in the
wall detail in the
marble carved vase in the
ceiling in the
chandelier in the
this is lowered once a year for cleaning.
each piece is individually taken off, washed and replaced,
before the next drop of crystal is cleaned.
FRONT DOOR MAT.
citrus tree in the gardens.
view to the
CRAB APPLE tree.
outside exterior features on the house include
individually carved sandstone chimney pots,
& bas relief sculptures.
the quarry on the property.
trades mens entrance.