The lecture “Government House Tasmania — A Remarkable Story” is now available on the RST YouTube channel.
This lecture highlights content from Professor Warner and David Owen’s two-volume book, relating to the history of Government House, covering architecture, art, gardening and landscape ideals, pioneering scientific endeavour, colonial administration, vice-regal families and staff, and the evolving use of the House and Grounds. The story is supported by historical paintings and drawings, maps, plans and early photographs.
Professor Kate Warner AC is a barrister and solicitor whose career began as an Associate to the Chief Justice of Tasmania. Professor Warner then took an academic position at the University of Tasmania where she was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law, Head of the School of Law and Director of the Tasmania Law Reform Institute. In 2014, she became Governor of Tasmania, and held that position until 2019.
David Owen is the Official Secretary, Office of the Governor, Government House, in Hobart. He has wide responsibilities relating to events that involve the Governor and particularly those events held at Government House. David is also a much published writer of fiction and non-fiction, including the highly successful “Pufferfish” detective fiction series set in Tasmania.