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Government House

The construction of the vice-regal residence on Rottnest Island was begun in 1858, during the tenure (1855-62) of Arthur Kennedy, and enjoyed especially by John Hampton who was governor 1862-68. It was designed by Richard Jewell, the Clerk of Works, in Victorian Gothic style, and completed in 1864 by Henry Vincent.


Alfred Stone's 1864 photo of the Governor's residence on Rottnest, now the Rottnest Hotel. That's Stone sitting on the steps, so he must have an assistant to remove the lens cap.

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Rottnest Hotel in the 1950s

References and Links

O'Brien, Jacqueline & Pamela Statham-Drew 2013, Court and Camera: The Life and Times of A.H. Stone, Fremantle Press.

Historical tourist guide

Wikipedia page

Garry Gillard | New: 8 February, 2015 | Now: 17 November, 2018