Government House from the Garden, Perth, Western Australia ca. 1870-1880By Remembering the Past Australia / March 11, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
The layout of the gardens dates largely from the 1850s and 1860s when the Government House was constructed.
The lower gardens date back to the 1880s and 1890s when the river still lapped the lower boundary of the site along the line of the present lake. The present boundary was established in 1904 with the reclamation of the river foreshore.
The gardens today comprise 3.2 hectares in the Arcadian landscape style used by the English in the 18th and 19th centuries.[Government House Western Australia]
Showing the Government House from the Garden, Perth, Western Australia. Original photo ca. 1870-1880.
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