Australia's First Government House was the first major building to be constructed on the Australian mainland. Started only months after the 11 ships of the First Fleet sailed through the Sydney Heads in 1788, this symbol of colonial power sat on the most prominent site on Sydney Cove.
The remains of some of its structures have been preserved on site at the Museum of Sydney in Sydney's central business district.
The First Government House site was included in the National Heritage List on 19 August 2005.
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