Government House and La Trobe’s Cottage
Date: Thursday 23 November
Time: Depart Healesville 9am or Chirnside Park 9.15am, return 3pm
Cost: $60 per person, includes entry, two tours and bus transfers,
or meet at the venue at 10.15am for $18 per person, including entry and two tours
Discover Melbourne’s rich heritage in the grand State Rooms of Government House and the home of Victoria’s first Lieutenant-Governor, La Trobe’s Cottage.
Government House was constructed when Victoria’s population was a mere 150,000 people. However, the economic boom of the Gold Rush had transformed the small capital of the fledgling colony into one of the greatest cities of the 19th century.
La Trobe’s Cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children.