The State Drawing Room
Small award ceremonies and community receptions for around 100 people are held in the State Drawing Room.
The plaster ceiling is elaborately decorated with deeply recessed panels, separated by decorated cross beams and ornamented with moulded cornices. The carpets (although not original) are inspired by the motif in the ceiling.
Much of the room’s original furniture, still on display, was custom made for the room in 1876. The fireplaces are carved out of white Carrara marble shipped from Italy and the over-mantle mirrors are gilt in gold leaf and the cipher of The Queen is carved in the top. The floor is West Australian Kauri and the doors are of hardwood.
The Governor and Mr Anthony Howard QC attended the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park.
Did you know?
In the summer of 1896, Governor Brassey (1895-1900) threw a party at Government House for 4000 children from the senior classes of all State Schools ...