Amazing Connections Revealed at Government House


During June, His Excellency the Governor of Queensland, Honourable Paul de Jersey AC welcomed our Burnie Brae members to Government House for a guided tour of the estate.

One of the tour participants was Burnie Brae member, Mrs Lyndal Moore, who attended Ithaca Creek State School with the Governor in the 1950s. His Excellency and Mrs Moore also share the exact same birthday! The Governor was delighted to see Mrs Moore again, and to share the ‘people’s house’ with familiar and new faces.

During the past 150 years Queensland Governors have resided in and worked from two important Brisbane locations: Old Government House at Gardens Point, and Government House, or Fernberg in Paddington. Fernberg was one of the first houses built in Brisbane’s Paddington area and has been the home and workplace of Queensland Governors since 1910. Built by Johann Heussler in 1865, it is a heritage listed, State-owned residence surrounded by 14 hectares of Estate. It is an important Queensland landmark steeped in historical, cultural and environmental significance.

You can join in our next tour on Thursday 26 August! Find out more on our website or at Burnie Brae’s Reception desk.

Specials thanks to Petro (Burnie Brae Transport Driver) for capturing the photos!