Ann Toy and Robert Griffin: Government House Sydney

Ann Toy and Robert Griffin: Government House Sydney

Government House Sydney

by Ann Toy and Robert Griffin

Historic Houses Trust, $69.95 hb, 240 pp, 9781876991401

Not that many Australian houses lend themselves to being the subject of a 240-page monograph. Whatever their architectural or historical merit, usually there is not enough material to warrant more than a chapter in a larger volume. Our government houses are different: not only do numerous documents and photographs survive in public records, but furnishings survive, and there is also the history of the occupants and visitors to enliven the story.

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Published in March 2013 no. 349
Christopher Menz

Christopher Menz

Christopher Menz is a former Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia. He has published on the design work of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and is a regular contributor to ABR.

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