Historical information

Government House, Melbourne was constructed between 1972 and 1876 to a design of William Wardell. The State Ballroom is part of the 'State Apartments' which also includes the State Hall, State Drawing Room, State Dining Room and the Billiard Room.


The slide is significant as it represents the ceiling decoration of the State Drawing Room in 1979.

Physical description

One of six colour transparencies, purchased from John T Collins of interior and exterior views of Government House, Melbourne. This photograph (slide) is of the throne in the State Ballroom.

Inscriptions & markings

"South Yarra Government House Throne J Collins 17-10-79"