Lavishly illustrated with over 240 images, including new photography of the splendid State Rooms and gracious gardens, this book is a fitting tribute to all those who have played a part in the history of Government House, Sydney.
Sydney Living Museums has overseen a number of refurbishments to safeguard the history and integrity of the building in preparation for the return of Government House as the full-time residence of the vice regal family in December 2013. With Government House once again becoming the official residence of the governor of NSW, the title of the house transferred to the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the establishment of a Government House Reserve Trust. Government House Sydney assumed full ownership and management of Government House from 1 July 2015.
From 1996 to 2015, SLM has been honoured to oversee both the day-to-day management and long-term conservation of Government House and its collections on behalf of the governor and the state government; during this period two million people have come to view the House and grounds, attend vice-regal and other functions, enjoy the garden or take part in cultural and educational programs.
Please visit the Governor of NSW's website for visiting and other information.
Published November 2011
277mm x 240mm