Monday, 29 April 2013
Hobart Town Hall
The area of Hobart dedicated to government functions was one of the first areas to be used by Lt Governor David Collins when he arrived in 1804 to replace Bowen, who had established an earlier settlement at Risdon Cove. The first Government House was erected in 1804 as a residence for Collins. The second Government House was begun within three years in the area of Elizabeth Street. Over the years works were undertaken to the rambling building which at times was in a state of decay. Further work on the building was suspended until 1853 when it was determined that a new Lt Governor's Residence would be built in the grounds of the Domain.