Governor Brassey's party for school students

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 in metropolitan and suburban Melbourne. The Australasian newspaper estimated the quantities of food served on the day as an astounding: one and a half tons of cake, two tons of mixed fruit, 5,000 sausage rolls, 10,000 mixed pastries and 1,000 pounds of sweets. The day of cheerful tea and games was such a success that it was repeated every year for the remainder of Governor Brassey’s term.