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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Australia Revealed: decorative arts from The Australiana Fund

The fully colour-illustrated catalogue with interpretative essays by Australian decorative arts and heritage specialists from this landmark exhibition 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)

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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