Kōrero: Governors and governors-general

Government House, Auckland, 1840s (1 o 6)

Government House, Auckland, 1840s

In 1841 workers assembled Governor William Hobson’s Government House in Auckland from 250 tonnes of material shipped out from England. It had 16 rooms and cellar space for 600 bottles of wine, but not even some additions designed by the governor himself could make it warm or comfortable. It burned down on 23 June 1848.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-216-f-005
Watercolour by Edward Ashworth

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Vice-regal support', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/33660/government-house-auckland-1840s (accessed 20 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016