The Morning Room was also part of the original house. It was at first a ladies' boudoir, but is now known as the Morning Room because it faces east and catches the morning sun.
The Morning Room is so called because this is where, in earlier days, the ladies of the house might spend their mornings – then called the Boudoir. This is an alternative to the Governor’s study for receiving callers (by appointment).
In February of 2002, the Prime Minister, John Howard and the former Governor-General, Dr Peter Hollingworth, were received by Her Majesty The Queen in this room (note the brass plaque on the door which tells which Royal visitors have used the room).