Old Government House is Australia's oldest intact former vice-regal residence and was the residence and offices of 12 prominent governors of New South Wales, from 1788-1856. Here decisions were made about the control and administration of the colony and management of convicts. It was also where agricultural production in Australia and town planning commenced, and the site of some of Australia's earliest astronomical and botanical endeavours. Today the Georgian-style house remains, with some of the surrounding landscape.
Old Government House is open to visitors, with tours of the property available.
Old Government House and Government Domain were included in the National Heritage List on 1 August 2007.
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