Old Government House, Parramatta

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Government Building
Standing in 200 acres of parkland overlooking historic Parramatta, Old Government House is Australia’s oldest surviving public building. For seven decades, it was the ‘country’ residence of 10 early governors of the colony, including Governor and Mrs Macquarie who, from 1810 to 1821 preferred the clean air and space of rural Parramatta to the unsanitary and crime ridden streets of Sydney Town.
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  • A very interesting visit to see how early settlement of Australia was governed and those involved lived their lives. Interesting stories and the ghosts that roam the house and surrounding buildings.  more »
  • Visited as in the area. Took the guided tour which is a necessity since there are no information boards. Our guide just took our party which was very nice and felt very personal. He also showed us thi...  more »
  • Spent an afternoon being chaperoned by a guide around this interesting building. We were given an excellent introduction to the early history of the NSW colony. I would recommend this visit to anyone ...  more »
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  • It was a great experience. The real highlight was tour guide Kevin who gave a great insight into the history of the people and government. Our tour lasted almost 2 hrs but this time went so quick. Thank you Kevin for the friendly and informative tour.