Australian Historical Art Fund & Heritage Government Residences

The Australiana Fund was established in 1978 to raise funds to acquire and preserve a permanent collection of art works that are Australian by origin or by association.

These Australian artistic and historical works are acquired to furnish the residences occupied by the Governor-General and the Prime Minister. Their official residences are Government House and The Lodge in Canberra and Admiralty House and Kirribilli House in Sydney.

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Collecting for the Nation ~ The Australiana Fund

Due for launch in September 2017 - The Australiana Fund’s new, fully colour illustrated publication, written by some of Australia’s most scholarly authors on art, history and architecture. With over 300 pages outlining the architectural development of the four Official Residences of the Governor-General and Prime Minister of Australia, the country’s leaders who lived there and how The Australiana Fund Collection on loan for use and display, reflects Australia’s history and cultural development. To pre-order your fully colour illustrated, limited edition, hardbound copy Send an enquiry


 Australia Revealed: decorative arts from The Australiana Fund

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The fully colour-illustrated exhibition catalogue with interpretative essays by Australian decorative arts and heritage specialists is still available. The exhibition showcased for the first time ever, highlights from this important, historic collection from the four official residences of the Governor-General and the Prime Minister of Australia.
Special Reduced Price $5 including postage Australia wide. (previously $15)
For more details regarding purchase details please use the contact us page
OPEN DAYS details of Public Open Days will be updated here when information is available - The are no Open Days currently scheduled for 2017
GARDEN TOURS GOVERNMENT HOUSE - All profit from the garden tours goes to The Australiana Fund
Enjoy a one hour walking tour of the historic gardens of Government House
led by members of The Australiana Fund. 
Conducted in association with Southern Cross Cruises, visitors are ferried to
Government House. The Ferry departs 9am*: Yacht Club Jetty, Lotus Bay, Yarralumla
$28   Adults      
$25  Seniors / Fund members                              
$9   Children (5 -12yrs)         

 *Most Thursday mornings during Feb to April and Sept to Nov. – times and days may be subject to change. Enquiries and Bookings: Southern Cross Cruises (02) 6273 1784. or online via TICKETEK