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Government House is the name given to some of the residences of Governors-General,
Governors and Lieutenant-Governors in the Commonwealth and the former British Empire. It serves as the venue for the Governor's official business, as well as the many receptions and functions hosted by the occupant. Sometimes, "Government House" is used as a metonymfor the Governor or his office.
Official residences worldwide
Government House, Canberrais the residence of the Governor-General of Australia.
It is set in 530,000 square metres of grounds at "Yarralumla", which was a large farm on which much of present-day central Canberra now sits. The house itself is the former main house on the property, though it has been extended several times.
The Governor-General also has a house in
Sydney, Admiralty House.
Official Link: [http://www.gg.gov.au/ Governor-General of Australia]
Government House, Melbourneis the residence of the Governor of Victoria. It is set between the Royal Botanical Gardens and King's Domain in Melbourne.
Government House, Brisbaneis the residence of the Governor of Queensland. It consists of the mansion known as Fernberg, several auxiliary buildings and 14 hectares of gardens and bushland in the Brisbane suburb of Paddington.
Government House, Hobart, is the residence of the Governor of Tasmania. It is an elegant neo-gothic sandstone mansion, completed in 1857 in 15 hectares of gardens in a commanding position on the shores of the River Derwent.
Government House, Sydneyis the home to civic receptions and functions at which the Governor presides, but it is not the residence of the Governor of New South Wales.
Government House, Darwinis the residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory.
Government House, Adelaideis the residence of the Governor of South Australia.
Government House, Suvais located on Victoria Parade, Suva. It is the home of the President of Fijiand was built in 1928 to replace the original building - the residence of the colonial governor - which burnt to the ground after being struck by lightning in 1921.
Government House, Hong Kongis located on Government Hill, Central, on Hong Kong Island. It was the official residence of most of the Governors of Hong Kongduring British administration. After 1997, its status as the official residence of the head of the Hong Kong Government was abolished and has been used as a place for mere ceremonial uses. However, when Sir Donald Tsangbecame the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, he reverted it and designated the House as the official residence and office. He moved into the House at the end of January 2006.
Isle of Man
Government House, on
Hill of Evil Counselnear Talpiot, Jerusalem. Housed the high commissionerof Mandatory Palestine's residence after its move from Augusta Victoria, and after that Mandate's termination became the United Nations Middle East Headquarters.
Government House in St. Saviour is the official residence of the
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.
Government House, Wellingtonis the primary residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand. There is a second house in Auckland, Government House, Auckland.
Official Link: [http://www.gg.govt.nz/ Governor-General of New Zealand]
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* Government House of Sindh in
Government Houses outside the Commonwealth
* Some gubernatorial residences in the United States of America are also named "Government House".
Government House (Maryland).
*Government House in
Jerusalemis the former headquarters of the government of the British Mandate of Palestineuntil 1948, and has since June, 1948been the headquarters of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization.
Government House of Azerbaijan
Government House of Thailand
Rideau Hall, Canada
Government Houses of the British Empire
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