Colonial Staff

Governors of Victoria in the colonial era who emigrated from Britain brought their own staff with them from ‘home’. Even visitors to the House such as notable British guests, Victorian couples and successful squatters rarely came without their own accompanying servant. Lord Hopetoun brought such an unexpectedly large number of servants, horses and carriages with him from England in 1889, that a seperate stable block had to be speedily constructed to house his entourage.