Old Government House (Wellington, N.Z.)

The first Wellington Government House was Colonel William Wakefield's villa, located where the Beehive now stands. Wakefield was the Agent for the New Zealand Company and had built the house in 1840 but had died in 1848. The residence was then used as a hospital for a short period in 1848 after the Marlborough earthquake. The second Wellington Government House was designed by William Henry Clayton (1823-1877) and completed around 1871. Following the fire in the wooden Parliament Buildings in 1907, the then Governor General Lord Plunket offered the use of Government House to house both houses of Parliament until a replacement building could be built. In the interim the Plunkets decamped to Palmerston North where they resided in a house called 'Caccia-Birch' until the replacement third and current Government House was constructed in Newtown, Wellington in 1910. The Old Government House was demolished in 1969 to make way for the construction of The Beehive.

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Government House, Wellington
Ref: 1/2-067679-F Description: Government House, Wellington, and surrounding area. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
Date: [ca 1876] From: Government House Collection : Prints of Te Aro flat, Lambton Quay, Parliament Building, Government Buildings, Post Office and Governor's residence By: Bragge, James, 1833-1908 Ref: PAColl-D-0326 Description: A view of Government House taken from above the driveway at the rear of Parliament. Sydney Street runs parallel to the driveway in the foreground. The build...
Date: 1850s - 1890s By: Mantell, Walter Godfrey, 1864-1927; Bothamley, Arthur Thomas, 1846-1938; Masquerier, John James, 1778-1855; Martin, John, 1789-1854; James Valentine & Sons (Dundee, Scotland); Radcliffe, Frederick George, 1863-1923; Clayton, William Henry, 1823-1877; Wrigglesworth, James Dacie, 1836-1906; Ball, Wilfrid, 1853-1917; Devis, Anthony Thomas, 1729-1816 Ref: PA1-q-158 Description: Album of photographs, engravings and etchings. Frontispiece is a portrait of Gideon Algernon Mantell, painted by J J Masquerier, engraved by Samuel Stepney. ...
Date: 1853-1885 By: Richmond, Christopher William (Hon), 1821-1895 Ref: E-284 Description: Include views of Central Otago, West Coast, Marlborough, Wellington, Bream Head, Egypt, England, France, voyage to England, seascapes, yachts and ships. For ...
Date: 1884 From: Furkert, Frederick William, 1876-1949 :Photographs By: Coxhead, Frank Arnold, 1851-1908; Edmund Wheeler & Son (Firm) Ref: PAColl-4768-1 Description: Quantity: 40 b&w original photographic print(s). Physical Description: Photographic prints
Date: 1897 - 1904 From: Trevor, Charles Edward Hill-Trevor, 3rd Baron, 1863-1950 :Photographs of New Zealand and Cook Islands compiled during Vice-regal term of Lord Ranfurly By: Boscawen, John Hugh, 1851-1937; Burton Brothers (Dunedin, N.Z.); Pulman (Firm); Shepherd, Cromwell, active 1903-1934 Ref: PA1-f-142 Description: Charles Hill-Trevor's personal album of the time he spent as personal secretary to Lord Ranfurly, Governor of New Zealand. It records the New Zealand contin...
Date: [Circa 1880s] By: Coxhead, Frank Arnold, 1851-1908 Ref: PA1-f-036 Description: New Zealand scenery, chiefly in the Wellington region. Two photographs at the beginning have initials F.A.C (Frank Arnold Coxhead), possibly printed by Coxhe...
Date: [Circa 1870s to 1880s] From: Crawford family :Photographs of James Coutts Crawford and family By: Burton Brothers (Dunedin, N.Z.); Crawford, James Coutts, 1817-1889 Ref: PA1-o-118 Description: Views of New Zealand taken circa 1870s to 1880s by the Burton Brothers, photographers in Dunedin. Other Titles - New Zealand views Quantity: 1 album(s) Alb...
Government House and Lambton Quay, Wellington
Date: [ca 1890] Ref: 1/2-003819-F Description: Government House, and Lambton Quay, Wellington, circa 1890. On the far left of Lambton Quay is a sign advertising J. T. Steele. Photographer unidentified. ...
Date: [Between 1880s and 1890s] From: Bothamley family: Papers and photographs By: Deveril, Herbert, 1840-1911; Lindt, John William, 1845-1926; Wright, Henry Charles Clarke, 1844-1936 Ref: PA1-o-431 Description: Photographs taken during the 1880s and 1890s, chiefly by Henry Charles Clarke Wright, with others probably taken by Herbert Deveril. All show scenes in New Z...
Date: [ca 1846-1927] Ref: PA-Group-00326 Description: Mounted prints and posters of early Wellington and its buildings by various photographers. Arrangement: Negatives housed at 1/2-002442, 003735, 005150, 0203...
View from New Zealand Dairy Board building showing the start of The Terrace with Bowen Hospital, Alexander Turnbull Library and old Government House
Date: 1956 From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: EP/1956/2312-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...
Corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street
From: Deste, Eileen, 1909-1986 :Collection of prints and negatives Ref: 1/4-036460-G Description: The corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street showing, from left to right, the businesses of City Dye Works, Oakley, Richard & Chapman, A Lethaby & Co, and Wo...
Creator Unknown :Photograph of Government House illuminated at night
Date: 1904 Ref: 1/2-003748-G Description: Photograph of the tower of Government House, Wellington, decorated with electric lights, taken 1904 by an unidentified photographer. Source of title - Title...
Date: 1968 - 1969 By: O'Brien, George, 1821?-1888; Holyoake, Keith Jacka (Sir), 1904-1983 Ref: E-279-q-045 Description: A copy illustrating the Prime Minister's Christmas Card, 1968-1969, of a watercolour in the Alexander Turnbull Library. Shows Government House, 1871-1970 Si...
Date: ca 1880 From: Original photographic prints and postcards from the file print collection, Box 16 Ref: PAColl-7344-45 Description: Houses on Sydney Street in the foreground and the rest of Thorndon with Government House on the left and the harbour in the background. Photographer unident...
Date: 188? By: Canter-Visscher, Estelle, active 1996 Ref: PAColl-5272 Description: Shows gate and sentry-box near intersection of Lambton Quay and Molesworth Street. Estelle Canter-Visscher is a great-great-granddaughter of Wellington phot...
Date: [ca 1870] By: Brandon, Warwick, active 2015 Ref: PAColl-10425 Description: Photograph of Thorndon, Wellington, taken circa 1870 by an unidentified photographer. Image includes the construction site for Government house (right foregr...
Date: 1892-1901 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm By: Glasgow, David Boyle, 7th Earl of, 1833-1915 Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2634-2635 Description: Selected personal and official correspondence, scrapbooks and photograph albums of Lord Glasgow with reference to his governorship of New Zealand; also inclu...
Date: 1869 - 1875 From: Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant, 1820-1895 :Scrapbook. 1840-1872. By: Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (Hon), 1820-1895 Ref: C-103-029 Description: A circular drive and fence in the foreground with a glasshouse to the right, and beyond that, the roof and high windows of the Museum, seen through young tre...