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GOVERNMENT HOUSE SYDNEY
ANN TOY and ROBERT GRIFFIN
Government House, Sydney, built as a Gothic monument to the power of the English sovereign, has been an imposing presence on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour for the past 170 years.
Long-time curators Ann Toy and Robert Griffin tell the story not only of its planning, design and construction, its exterior architecture and ever-changing interiors, but also of the social lives of the governors, their families and staff who, since 1845, have occupied it in its role as a working state house. Still the premier state house of New South Wales, Government House remains the centre of authority of the Governor. It is also an historic building with sumptuous interiors and elegant grounds, accessible to an admiring public and hosting public events under the stewardship of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.
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.
Published by: Historic Houses Trust of NSW