Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Guest house Government House


To provide extra accommodation, this attractive arts and crafts style house was built in the grounds of Government House prior to the arrival of the Earl of Jersey as Governor in 1891. (He looked like part of the chinless contingent of British aristocracy).

I wonder what it's used for today?

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  2. Today it is sometimes used as acommodation for special guests and Artists In Residence, as well as an extra meeting place for visiting school groups and special tours.

    There has been some talk of referbishing the inside of the Chalet for future public use. It is not included in the regular public tours on the weekends.

    P.s. love your blog!!

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  3. Magnificent looking house. I didn't know it was there.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  4. It used to be part of the offices of the Governor's staff when they lived in Government House. I remember taking papers over there on occasions. Would love to get inside there one day. Think it was open as part of Sydney Open last year but I didn't get down that far.

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  5. It still looks well taken care of so it's definitely used for something. Very handsome house!

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  6. I like the looks of it. Let us know if you find out its use.

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  7. Whatever it is used for it is still very interesting.

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  8. That is a very beautiful old building.

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  9. this is beautiful house.

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