Victoria’s Government House was built between 1872 and 1876, and is considered one of Australia’s finest examples of 19th century residential architecture. It is the official residence of the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, and her husband, Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, and is the primary venue for the Governor’s constitutional, ceremonial, community and international engagement activities. The State Apartments consist of the State Hall, State Drawing Room and Ballroom and is where most State and community events are held at Government House. The State Dining Room’s telescopic table made of red cedar and Spanish mahogany is almost the length of a cricket pitch and seats 54 people. The Ballroom commands an entire wing of Government House and regularly accommodates large functions of up to 800 people. The 48 metre ornamental tower is a Melbourne landmark, flying the Governor’s Standard at all times except when the Governor is not in the State of Victoria.
Origins and Legacies | Victoria’s Government House and the Role of the Governor
Government House Insights – Old Kitchen
Saturday 25 July 2020
2pm – 2.30pm
FREE, no bookings required
The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC and her husband, Mr Howard AM QC will conduct a personal guided tour of the State Apartments at Government House including the State Hall, State Drawing Room and Ballroom. The State Apartments are where most State and community events are held at Government House.
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