Old Government House

On my walk today, I wandered through the QUT campus at Garden's Point. The walk to the city through the campus passes by Old Government House, which is being restored as a museum.

To my surprise, I noticed it was open to the public so I wandered in for a look.

This is the outside (front) of the building, for reference. I'll post some inside shots (mostly small detail, as I haven't got a wide enough lens for room shots).

View all photos taken: Friday, 13th April 2007, This photo: 1:35pm

Next Photo: Hitching a ride...


  • Margot- said:
    Wow, what a beautiful house (soon to be a museum)!
  • -spam- said:
    Its a pretty interesting place. I went there many years ago on a school trip. Also got to go through the new parliament house.
  • David de Groot said:
    It's where the Governor of the State used to live. The current Government House is several kms away on Government Hill near Paddington. I'm not entirely sure why they moved it - but I presume that since the new one is larger and this one is an historic building and thus they couldn't build a new one there, then that's why.

    It is indeed Sam. Some of the areas are still out of bounds, since they're actively fixing them (like the balconies, which have rotted out a bit in places), and there's no furniture to speak of at the moment either, but the signs say they're going to restore and furnish it back to about the 1908 era.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    I love this building...I was at QUT on Friday too and was going to go through it...I only just realized you could walk through it (and I've been going there for 3 years) but alas I was late for a meeting as usual....

    great shots of the inside too...I'll have to check it out one day
  • David de Groot said:
    They must have only just recently opened it up to the public, since it's always been closed when I've passed it previously.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    It's a handsome-looking building. I like the slanted angle (or did someone jog your elbow when you were taking it?) :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe No, I took it intentionally slanted. If I'd taken it blurry too, you'd have been seeing it through the eyes of a QUT student ;-)
  • rumblemumbles said:
    hey are you calling all of us QUT uni students drunks? Its not just us....it's every uni student.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well having attended UQ, it's obligatory that I cast the occasional slur on QUT ;-)

    But yes, uni students in general have been known to be inebriated on a higher than average basis. I alas, must have been a fairly boring uni student since all my time on campus was spent sober.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    ahh yes well that's a given then isn't it....everyone seems to call us clown college now...but hey at least we aren't taking ourselves seriously like all of the.....wait better choose my degree insults carefully here...what did you study there?
  • rumblemumbles said:
    oh and i just remembered that building is a UQ building there is a plaque on the side that says so....so I guess you could always use that against us too!
  • David de Groot said:
    BInfTech :) Of course one would normally just pay-out on Arts students regardless of Uni, but when there's a handy QUT dig to be made... well who could resist ;-)