Government House and Grounds, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1876By Remembering the Past Australia / March 26, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Government House, Adelaide is the oldest Government House in Australia.
When Lieutenant Colonel George Gawler replaced Hindmarsh in 1838, he abandoned plans for a permanent house of timber and gave directions for the erection of a new building of masonry to cost £4,000 – if possible, but not to exceed £5,000.
A plan had been obtained from an English architect, Edward O’Brien, but this was amended by George Strickland Kingston, who had come to South Australia as an assistant to the Surveyor-General, William Light, and who had had some experience in architecture and building. When Kingston received tenders for the proposed work they were in the vicinity of £7,000. After further amendment of the plans to reduce the cost, a contract was let to the builders, Messrs East and Breeze. [governor.sa.gov.au]
Showing the Government House and Grounds, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Original photo published 1876.
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