"Government House"


"Government House", Darwin, Northern Territory

"Government House Darwin is the office and official residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Built between 1870 and 1878 the building is set on 13 000 square metres of hillside gardens in the centre of the Darwin business district on The Esplanade." "Intro Government House Darwin is the office and official residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Built between 1870 and 1878 the building is set on 13 000 square metres of hillside gardens in the centre of the Darwin business district on The Esplanade. HistoryGovernment House is the oldest European building in the Northern Territory. Governmen earthquakes enemy bombing raids infestations of white ants and rowdy public demonstrations to remain one of the most spectacular and attractive buildings in Darwin.On 17 December 1918 Government House became the focal point of political turmoil and union unrest against John Gilruth's administration. About 1000 demonstrators marched to Government House where they burnt an effigy of Gilruth and was entered on the Register of the National Estate in 1980 and was declared a Place of Heritage under the Heritage Conservation Act (Northern Territory) on 15 March 1996. 0 0 Sight sight "Government House Darwin is the office and official residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory." 09-17 10769317 1076843172 sightseeing 0



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