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Government House is the name given to some of the residences of Governors-General, Governors and Lieutenant-Governors in the Commonwealth and the former British Empire. When Queen Elizabeth II or a member of the Royal Family visits a Commonwealth nation, they will often stay at Government House, which is reflected in the Court Circular. Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ... A Lieutenant Governor or Lieutenant-Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... The Commonwealth of Nations (CN), usually known as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states, the majority of which are former colonies of the United Kingdom. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... The Court Circular is the official record of all the engagements carried out by the British Royal Family, as well as appointments to their staff and to the court. ...


It serves as the venue for the Governor's official business, as well as the many receptions and functions hosted by the occupant.


Sometimes, Government House is used as a metonym for the Governor or his office. In rhetoric and cognitive linguistics, metonymy (in Greek meta = after/later and onoma = name) is the use of a single characteristic to identify a more complex entity. ...

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Official residences worldwide

Australia

Government House, Canberra is the residence of the Governor-General of Australia. Government House from the lookout on Lady Denman Drive Government House Locality Map within the ACT Government House, Canberra, commonly known as Yarralumla is the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia, located in the suburb of Yarralumla, Canberra. ... Michael Jeffery, the current Governor-General of Australia The Governor-General of Australia is the representative in Australia of Australias head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, who lives in the United Kingdom. ...


It is set in 530,000 square metres of grounds at "Yarralumla", which was a large farm on which much of present-day central Canberra now sits. The house itself is the former main house on the property, though it has been extended several times.


The Governor-General also has a house in Sydney, Admiralty House. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Admiralty House is located in Kirribilli, on the northern foreshore of Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...


Official Link: Governor-General of Australia

  • Government House, Hobart, is the residence of the Governor of Tasmania. It is an elegant neo-gothic sandstone mansion, completed in 1857 in 15 hectares of gardens in a commanding position on the shores of the River Derwent.

Government House, Melbourne Government House, Melbourne is the office and official residence of the Governor of Victoria. ... List of Governors of Victoria See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ... Government House, the residence of the Governor of Western Australia. ... Flag of the Governor of Western Australia The Governor of Western Australia is the representative in Western Australia of Australias head of state, Queen Elizabeth II. The Governor performs important constitutional, ceremonial and community functions, including: presiding over the Executive Council; proroguing and dissolving the Legislative Assembly and the... Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall is a concert hall in the centre of Perth, Western Australia. ... Former state government buildings on St Georges Terrace St Georges Terrace is the main street in the city of Perth, Western Australia. ... Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. ... Government House, Queensland is located in the Brisbane suburb of Bardon, in Queensland, Australia. ... List of Governors of Queensland See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ... Paddington is a mainly residential suburb in the inner west of Brisbane, Australia and in common with other suburbs in the area, is located on a number of steep ridges and hills. ... Government House, Hobart is the home and official residence of the Governor of Tasmania, Australia. ... List of Governors of Tasmania Note that Tasmania was called Van Diemens Land until 1855 (see History of Tasmania). ... Government House is located in Sydney and was the official residence of the Governor of New South Wales, Australia. ... List of Governors of New South Wales See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ... Government House in Darwin is the home and official residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... The political office of the Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia has been held by the following people. ... Government House, located in Adelaide is the official residence of the Governor of South Australia, Australia. ... See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ...

Canada

In addition, several buildings were formerly Government Houses which have since been demolished, sold, or redesignated. These include: British Columbias Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. ... Victoria is a Canadian city, and it is the capital of the province of British Columbia. ... Manitobas Government House is the official residence of the lieutenant governor of Manitoba. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Government House (St. ... Nickname: The City of Legends Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Newfoundland and Labrador Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I City Mayor Andy Wells Governing body St. ... Government House in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: (former city) 79. ... Government House in Charlottetown is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = CUNABULA FOEDERIS (Birthplace of Confederation) Location City Information Established: 1764 Area: 44. ... Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan, was constructed as a residence for the Lieutenant-Governor of the North-West Territories, whose territorial headquarters were in Regina until the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta were created out of the Territories in 1905 and Regina became the capital of Saskatchewan. ... Nickname: The Queen City Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: Country Canada Province Saskatchewan District Assiniboia Established 1882 City Mayor Pat Fiacco Governing body Regina City Council MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer MLAs Joanne Crofford Doreen... Old Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Fredericpolis silvae filia noblis (Fredericton noble daughter of the forest) Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 131. ...

However, the official residences of the Governor General of Canada are Rideau Hall in Ottawa and La Citadelle in Quebec City. Spencerwood, the former official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Québec. ... This is a list of viceroys (governors and lieutenant-governors) of the Canadian province of Quebec, before and after Confederation in 1867. ... In 1910, the Province of Alberta purchased the property where Government House now stands, as well as the immediate surrounding area. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Government House in Battleford, Saskatchewan served as the seat for the government of the Northwest Territories between 1878 and 1883 (the area that now makes up Saskatchewan was part of the Northwest Territories until the province was created in 1905). ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: none Official languages Chipewyan, Cree, English, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tåîchô [1] Flower Mountain avens Tree Tamarack Bird Gyr Falcon Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government (no party affiliations)) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The first official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario located in downtown Toronto. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Government House (Ontario). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario This is a list of lieutenant-governors of the Canadian province of Ontario, before and during Confederation in 1867. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ... Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, and is the place of residence of the Monarch of Canada when visiting Ottawa. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Citadel (fr: Citadelle) is a military fort atop Cape Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Motto: « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Québec Official logo Provincial region Province Country Capitale-Nationale Québec Canada Gentilé Québécois, Québécoise Mayor Jean-Paul LAllier 1989-Dec. ...


Fiji

Government House, Suva is located on Victoria Parade, Suva. It is the home of the President of Fiji and was built in 1928 to replace the original building - the residence of the colonial governor - which burnt to the ground after being struck by lightning in 1921.
Government House is the home of the President of Fiji. ... Suva is the capital of Fiji. ... Fiji became a republic in 1987, when Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom formally abdicated as Queen of Fiji, following two military coups led by Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka. ...


Hong Kong

Government House, Hong Kong is located on Government Hill, Central, on Hong Kong Island. It was home to the British Governors of Hong Kong until 1997, and has been used as a place for formal occasions such as the reception of a distinguished guest or ceremonies since the 1997 handover. However, when Donald Tsang took over the office of Chief Executive of Hong Kong, he decided to re-occupy it as an official residence and office. He moved there at the end of January 2006.
The facade of the Government House. ... Government Hill is the hill in Hong Kong, bounded by Upper Albert Road on the south, Queens Road Central on the north, Garden Road on the east, and Gleanary on the west, on Hong Kong Island. ... The night view of the Central as viewed from Tsim Sha Tsui on the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Central (Chinese: 中環; Jyutping: zung1 waan4; Cantonese IPA: ; Pinyin: Zhōnghuán) is an area located in Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiānggǎngdǎo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - Geography - History Hong Kong Portal Donald Tsang The Honourable Donald Tsang Yam Kuen GBM JP KBE (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Zēng Yīnquán, born October 7, 1944) has been the Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2005. ...


Official Link: Government House


Isle of Man/Ellan Vannin

Government House, Governor's Road, Onchan is the official residence of the Lord of Mann H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in the Isle of Man or Ellan Vannin. It is also the home of the Lieutenant Governor Vice Admiral Sir Paul Haddacks, Her Majesty's reperesentitive in the Island. Main Peaks Main Glens Treens Onchan is a village and parish in the Isle of Man. ... // An official residence is the residence at which heads of state, heads of government, gubernatorial or other senior figures officially reside. ... The Lord of Mann is the current ruler of the Isle of Man. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... See also the Isle of Man (Nicobar Islands) and the Isle of Mam. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Vice Admiral Sir Paul Kenneth Haddacks KCB (born 1947?) became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man on October 17, 2005, on appointment of HM The Queen Lord of Mann. ... Her Majesty is the name of a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) that appears on The Beatles album Abbey Road. ...


Jersey

The public are invited to Government House in Jersey for the annual Queen's Birthday reception

Government House in St. Saviour is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1502x1131, 1176 KB) Lieutenant-Governor addresses the public at Government House, Jersey, at a reception to mark Queens Birthday Photo taken by Man vyi with Canon PowerShot A40 on 10/6/2005 File links The following pages link to this... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1502x1131, 1176 KB) Lieutenant-Governor addresses the public at Government House, Jersey, at a reception to mark Queens Birthday Photo taken by Man vyi with Canon PowerShot A40 on 10/6/2005 File links The following pages link to this... In Jersey the Lieutenant-Governor hosts a reception for the public at Government House to mark the Queens Official Birthday at which he announces recipients of Birthday Honours The Queens Birthday or Queens Official Birthday is celebrated as a public holiday in several Commonwealth countries (usually Commonwealth... Government House, official residence of the Lieutenant-Governor, is situated in St. ... The Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey The Lieutenant Governor of Jersey is the representative of the British monarch in the Bailiwick of Jersey, a Crown dependency of the United Kingdom. ...


New Zealand

Government House, Wellington is the primary residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand. There is a second house in Auckland, Government House, Auckland. Government House, Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand is the principal residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand. ... Flag of the Governor-General of New Zealand. ... The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... The site of the present day Government House, Auckland was first built upon in the 1880s or 1890s, although some of the trees are slightly older, dating from the 1870s. ...


Official Link: Governor-General of New Zealand


Government Houses outside the Commonwealth

Government House is the offical residence of the Governor of Maryland. ... Panoramic view from Mt. ... Map of the territory under the British Mandate of Palestine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... UNTSO is an acronym for United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, an organization founded in 1948 for peacekeeping in the Middle East. ...

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