Old Government House Parramatta

Georgian style country residence completed by Governor Hunter in 1799 and expanded and improved by successive governors, particularly Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie. It is Australia's oldest public building and now open to the public.

Milestone
Constructed
1799
Modified
1815 - 1820
Property
Occupied by
1970 -
Type

The Crescent

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,
2015

Governor Phillip established Australia's first inland settlement, Parramatta, on a site called 'The Crescent' an area of flat alluvial ground contained by a bend in the river in the Burramattagal's traditional hunting grounds. The first Government House in Parramatta stood within The Crescent, and later the Governor's Dairy. The area was redeveloped in 2014 to host public events.