Government House, Perth, Western Australia

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Title

Government House, Perth, Western Australia

Subject

capped turrets, turrets, turret, convict labour, Fonthill Gothick, gothic, gothic arcading, gothic revival, Government House, Governor Arthur Edward Kennedy, Governor John Stephen Hampton, mullioned windows, ogive, Perth, turrets, Victorian Revival, WA, Western Australia

Description

Image of Government House, Perth. The house was ordered on the request of Governor Arthur Edward Kennedy in 1858 but was not completed until 1864, by which time there was a new Governor, John Stephen Hampton. The house was built with convict labour augmented by craftsmen for specific tasks. The building is in the Victorian Revival style popular in England during the nineteenth century. It is made from stone and bonded brickwork and features mullioned windows and ogival capped turrets. The gothic arcading is an example of the Fonthill Gothick style.

For further information see http://www.govhouse.wa.gov.au/default.shtm.

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

29 May 2011

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Government House, Perth, Western Australia,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 27, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/346.