Government Cottage, Port Arthur

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  • The cottage dates to 1853 and building was completed in 1854. It was intended that the Comptroller General and other visiting government officials should reside there. It was only inhabited for short....  more
    The cottage dates to 1853 and building was completed in 1854. It was intended that the Comptroller General and other visiting government officials should reside there. It was only inhabited for short....  more »
  • Government Cottage is on elevated land, and mostly ruins at this point, compared to many in tact almost liveable restored cottages on this site 
    Government Cottage is on elevated land, and mostly ruins at this point, compared to many in tact almost liveable restored cottages on this site  more »
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  • A really neat place full of history and architecture...is not what this place is. It's a small building near the church and gardens. Move along...
  • Overlooking the beautiful Government Gardens at the Historic Settlement of Port Arthur is the Government Cottage. This brick building was built in 1836 for the head of the convict department, the Comptroller General and for visiting dignitaries. It was destroyed by the devastating bushfires in the area back in 1895 and again in 1897. The photographs included here, show the ruins of the cottage as it stands today and for comparison, I have also included historical photos of the Government Cottage back as it was in the 1870s and 1900s.

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