Government Houses of the British Empire and Commonwealth


Government Houses of the British Empire and Commonwealth

Government House is the name given to some of the residences of Governors-General, Governors and Lieutenant-Governors in the Commonwealth and the former British Empire. It serves as the venue for the Governor's official business, as well as the many receptions and functions hosted by the occupant. Sometimes, "Government House" is used as a metonym for the Governor or his office.

"Government House" is a residence for a "governor"; so now many Commonwealth nations without the British monarch as Head of State name their presidential palaces "State House" or "President's House".

Africa

*Basutoland, Government House of Basutoland
*Bechuanaland, Government House of Bechuanaland
*British East Africa, Government House British East Africa
*Buganda, Government House of Buganda
*Cameroon, Government House of Cameroon
*Egypt, Government House of Egypt
*Gambia, Government House of Gambia
*Gold Coast, Government House of the Gold Coast
*Mauritius, Government House of Mauritius
*Nigeria, Government House of Nigeria
*Northern Rhodesia, Government House of Northern Rhodesia
*Nyasaland, Government House of Nyasaland
*Sierra Leone, Government House of Sierra Leone
*Southern Rhodesia, Government House of Sothern Rhodesia
*Sudan, Government House of Sudan
*Swaziland, Government House of Swaziland
*Tanganyika, Government House of Tanganyika
*Zanzibar, Government House of Zanzibar

South Africa

*South Africa, Government Houses of South Africa
**Pretoria, Government House of Pretoria, Transvaal
**Cape Province, Government House of Cape Province
**Orange Free State, Government House of the Orange Free State
**Natal, Government House of Natal

Americas

Atlantic

*Bermuda, Government House of Bermuda
*Falkland Islands, Government House of the Falkland Islands
*Saint Helena, Government House of Saint Helena
*South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Government House of South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands

Canada

*Canada, Government Houses of Canada
**Ottawa, Rideau Hall
**Quebec City, La Citadelle
**Alberta, Government House of Alberta
**British Columbia, Government House of British Columbia
**Manitoba, Government House of Manitoba
**New Brunswick, Government House of New Brunswick
**Newfoundland and Labrador, Government House of Newfoundland & Labrador
**Nova Scotia, Government House of Nova Scotia
**Ontario, Government House of Ontario - demolished and now uses suites in the Ontario Legislature
**Prince Edward Island, Government House of Prince Edward Island
**Quebec, Government House of Quebec - demolished - now uses suites in the Parliament Building
**Saskatchewan, Government House of Saskatchewan

Caribbean and the West Indies

*Anguilla,
*Antigua and Barbuda, Government House of Antigua & Barbuda
*Bahamas, Government House of The Bahamas
*Barbados, Government House of Barbados
*Belize, Government House of British Honduras
*British Virgin Islands, Government House of the British Virgin Islands
*Cayman Islands, Government House of the Cayman Islands
*Dominica, Government House of Dominica
*Grenada, Government House of Grenada
*Jamaica, Government House of Jamaica
*Montserrat, Government House of Montserrat
*Mosquito Coast, Government House of the Mosquito Coast
*Saint Lucia, Government House of Saint Lucia
*Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Government House of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
*Saint Kitts and Nevis, Government House of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
*Trinidad & Tobago, Government House of Trinidad and Tobogo
*Turks & Caicos Islands, Government House of Turks & Caicos Islands

South America

*British Guiana, Government House of British Guiana

Asia

*British Indian Ocean Territory, Government House of British Indian Ocean Territory
*Brunei, Government House of Brunei
*Burma, Government House of Burma
*Ceylon, Government House of Ceylon
*Hong Kong, Government House of Hong Kong
*Malaya, King's House (Carcosa Seri Negara)
*Maldives, Government House of Maldives
*Seychelles, Government House of Seychelles
*Singapore, Government House of Singapore

India

* India, Government Houses of India
** Residence of the President of India
*** Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi
** Other Government Residences
*** Belvedere Estate, Calcutta
*** Government House, Calcutta
*** Rashtrapati Niwas, Shimla
*** Government House, Darjeeling
** Ajmer-Merwara, Government House of Ajer-Merwara
** Assam, Government House of Assam
** Balochistan, Government House of Balochistan
** Bengal, Government House of Bengal
** Bihar, Government House of Bihar
** Bombay, Government House of Bombay
** Central Provinces and Berar, Government House of Central Provinces & Berar
** Coorg, Government House of Coorg
** Madras, Government House of Madras
** Mysore, Government House of Mysore
** Northwest Frontier, Government House of Northwest Frontier
** Orissa, Government House of Orissa
** Punjab, Government House of Punjab
** Sindh, Government House of Sindh
** United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, Government House of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh

Middle East

*Iraq, Government House of Iraq
*Israel, Government House, Jerusalem
*Kuwait, Government House of Kuwait

Europe

*Cyprus, Government House of Cyprus
*Gibraltar, Government House of Gibraltar
*Guernsey, Government House of Guernsey
*Isle of Man, Government House of the Isle of Man
*Jersey, Government House of Jersey
*Malta, San Anton Palace

Pacific

Australia

*Australia, Government Houses of Australia
**Canberra, Government House (commonly known as Yarralumla)
**Sydney, Admiralty House
*New South Wales, Government House of New South Wales
*Northern Territory, Government House of Northern Territory
*Queensland, 1st Government House of Queensland, 2nd Government House of Queensland
*South Australia, Government House of South Australia
*Tasmania, Government House of Tasmania
*Victoria, Government House of Victoria
*Western Australia, Government House of Western Australia

New Zealand

*New Zealand, Government Houses of New Zealand
**Auckland, Old Government House, Government House of Auckland
**Wellington, Government House of Wellington

South Pacific

*South Pacific
**Cook Islands, Government House of the Cook Islands
**Fiji, Government House of Fiji
**Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Government House of Gilbert & Ellice Islands
**Nauru, Government House of Nauru
**Norfolk Island, Government House of Norfolk Island
**Papua New Guinea, Government House of Papua New Guinea
**Pitcairn Islands, Government House of Pitcairn Islands
**Savage Islands, Government House of Savage Islands
**Solomon Islands, Government House of Solomon Islands
**Tonga, Government House of Tonga
**Vanuatu, Government House of Vanuatu
**Western Samoa, Government House of Western Samoa

Former Residences

Although not a member of the Commonwealth, Hong Kong's Government House, Hong Kong was once the home of the British Governor of Hong Kong and now home to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

ee also

*Official residence
*Government House


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