150 years on, Old Government House remains ‘handsome and commodious’ and is arguably Queensland’s most significant heritage building. On Sunday 6 May 2012, as a key event in the National Trust’s Queensland Heritage Festival, the Queensland University of Technology will officially celebrate the sesquicentenary of this grand house with a Free Family Day. During the Heritage Festival month we’ll be hosting a series of Sunday events at the House.
FREE FAMILY DAY TO CELEBRATE THE HOUSE’S BIRTHDAY
Sunday 6 May, 9.00am – 12.00pm
To celebrate the 150th birthday of Old Government House we’re hosting a morning of pomp and ceremony. Colonial military personnel, brass and pipe bands will evoke colonial days. Gentlemen and ladies in the attire of the day will mingle with visitors, awaiting the arrival of Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland, by horse-drawn carriage, to commence proceedings at 9.15am. Download program of events (PDF 164 kB)
Bring your picnic hamper and enjoy lunch on the lawn after the official ceremony or you might like to try the coffee and cake special ($6.50) at Merlo Cafe.
Parking available under freeway (user-pays short-time car park) – maximum $8. From Alice St, turn left into Gardens Point Rd and follow signs along ringroad. See our map and directions for more information.