The Ballroom Ceiling
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 purchased from Mr B Stagg of Murrumbeena, Victoria who claimed to be the only manufacturer of gold leaf in the southern hemisphere. The sparkling results can still be seen today.
The Governor and Mr Anthony Howard QC attended the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park.
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The youngest Governor of Victoria, Lord Hopetoun, held his first formal reception just days after his arrival in Melbourne. More than four thousand ...