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Government House is the official home of the Governor of Western Australia. The house is quite impressive; it looks as if it was transported from some English countryside town. The house was built in the mid 1800's and is listed on Western Australian Register of Heritage Places.
The grounds look beautiful with large trees and flowers. We saw many gardeners that day tending to the property; which in the heat mucst take alot of work to maintain.
This is the second Government House built in Perth and it is quite impressive within the setting of the English style gardens. The design as been described as ‘Jacobean Mansion Revival’ with its arches and turrets and the building was completed in 1864 after 5 years of construction. This is one of Perth early buildings which was built by convict labour. The first Government House was a hut which was built in 1834 for Governor Stirling close to the present site. Often when it rained, the Governor would use an umbrella while answering his official correspondence. That building was torn down during the 1880’s. Government House is the official residence of the Governor of Western Australia.
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