Australia Day at Government House
Victoria's Governor the Honourable Linda Dessau AM and His Honour Judge Anthony Howard invited members of the public to Open Day at Government House on Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January 2016.
Visitors had the opportunity to explore one of Australia's finest historic buildings and to participate in self-guided tours of the State Apartments.
The Governor is patron of a number of community organisations and several of those (along with other community groups) participated in the Open Day, offering free activities for visitors.
They included Croquet Victoria, Tennis Victoria, Bowls Victoria, Golf Victoria, AFL, Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Country Fire Authority, Collingwood Children's Farm, Life Education and INSIDE the BRICK.
Living Legends once again brought out retired champion racehorses to spend the day in the 19th Century Hopetoun Stables.
There were also performances throughout the day featuring community groups including the Choir of Hard Knocks, The CHO!R, Voices without Borders, The Song Room and the Australian Army Band: The Rising Suns.
The Governor received the call of HE Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca KUOM, President of the Republic of Malta.
Did you know?
Seven hundred books of gold leaf were required to decorate the Ballroom ceiling of Government House in the 1960s. The books of gold leaf were purcha ...