Where does the Governor-General reside?

Government House
Government House, commonly referred to as Yarralumla, is the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia….Government House, Canberra.

Government House
Status Complete
Type Official residence
Architectural style Colonial Georgian revival Inter-war Stripped Classical
Location Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory

Why is the government house significant?

Built on a prominent rise overlooking Sydney Cove, first Government House served as the official residence and administrative office for the first nine governors of New South Wales. The site also acted as an important place of contact between the Indigenous Gadigal people and European settlers.

Who is the current governor of Queensland?

Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO
His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO is the 26th Governor of Queensland and representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queensland’s Head of State. The Governor is appointed by The Queen upon advice provided to her by the Premier of Queensland.

Can you go inside Government House?

The house and grounds are not open to the public, however look out for open days throughout the year. Enjoy a good view of the building from a lookout on Lady Denman Drive, south of Scrivener Dam.

Who owns Government House?

Government House, Sydney

Government House
Completed 1847
Owner The Queen in Right of New South Wales (via the Department of Premier and Cabinet)
Design and construction
Architect Mortimer Lewis Edward Blore

Who is Australia’s current Governor-General 2020?

General David Hurley
Since 1 July 2019, the governor-general has been General David Hurley.

Where is the Governor General’s residence in Canberra?

Government House, Canberra, is the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia. It is located in the suburb of Yarralumla, in the City of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory.

How big was the Government House in Canberra?

The size of the property was originally 1035 hectares, which grew to 16,000 hectares (and 40,000 sheep) by the end of the century. The Commonwealth Government acquired the property in 1909 (after Canberra was chosen as the site for the Federal capital). During the First World War, the property was used by cadets from the Royal Military College.

When was the English Electric Canberra bomber made?

It was developed by English Electric during the mid-to-late 1940s in response to a 1944 Air Ministry requirement for a successor to the wartime de Havilland Mosquito fast bomber. Among the performance requirements for the type was an outstanding high-altitude bombing capability and high speed.

Who is the designer of Government House Canberra?

The interiors of the refurbished house, along with much of their furniture, were designed by Ruth Lane Poole, of the Federal Capital Commission. They are in keeping with the prevailing “stripped-classical style”, with more formal interiors provided for the official reception rooms, and a lighter scheme prevailing in the private residential rooms.