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Governors in residence at Government House

Governors of Government House

Images courtesy of the State Library of Queensland.

From 1862 to 1910, eleven governors and their families lived in Government House. All were Imperial governors who came from overseas and most had been governors of other colonies. Their ages varied widely, as did their careers: from civil service appointments to military or political backgrounds.

Governors Normanby and Norman had served in Queen Victoria's household and on her official staff. Lord Lamington's son was the Queen's godson. Some were immensely popular, some were not.