The State Hall
The State Hall is used for small formal occasions as well as the entry for functions in the other State Rooms.
The ceiling of the State Hall has a unique barrel vaulted pointed arch design. This is unusual, as this type of architectural feature is usually found in a cathedral, not a domestic house. The architect, William Wardell, adopted this design to create a sense of spacious grandeur in the hall.
The pilasters and engaged columns of the Corinthian order support the ceiling and the overall effect of opulence is heightened by the massive highly polished architraves surrounding the doorways.
The Governor and Mr Anthony Howard QC attended the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park.
Did you know?
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