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Volunteer opportunity at Old Government House

ArchSoc’s recording project at Old Government House is fast approaching and we still have enough room for more participants! We will be recording this rather exciting façade with the help and expertise of Dr Bob Stone.

Completed in 1860 the construction cost a whopping £1600. Lovingly restored in the 1970s inside and out to its former Victorian glory, this vice-regal boasts some rather dramatic architectural features which will be a treat to discover.

Our project will include learning to describe and record to scale all of the external features of the main building and of the servant’s quarters, located to the rear of the main building over two and a half days. Depending on participant numbers we may also be recording the grounds.

This project has been organised in conjunction with the Friends of Old Government House who carefully maintain the house, the servant’s quarters and the grounds.

If you would like to join the field trip please email Jess at to register your interest. Please indicate whether you require accommodation and transport.

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