The Governor's Study

The Governor's Study

The rectangular pedestal desk appears in the 1868 inventory. The built-in cedar bookcase with Gothic detailing is also of interest. It is believed to have been re-fitted to this room from elsewhere, probably overseas, and was copied in the Library in 1986.

Each week the Governor reads all of the papers that come before Executive Council.  The Governor also reads and responds to voluminous correspondence which includes many invitations, and petitions from private citizens.  Time is also spent discussing and preparing speeches and organising the Governor's program.