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Growing Up At Government House by Rosemary Harmar

Growing Up At Government House by Rosemary Harmar

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Growing Up At Government House

A Governor’s daughter looks back on her childhood experiences of vice-regal life in Sydney between the wars

by Rosemary Harmar

Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1989, [First Edition], ISBN 0207163472, black and white photographs throughout, black and white photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dust jacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)

“What was it like to be a child growing up at Government House in Sydney in the 1930s?  To watch the comings and goings of notable people, the balls and the garden parties.  To play pranks on the aide-de-camp and pester the staff ‘downstairs’.  To watch your father – the Governor – tensely taking his leave of the Premier, Jack Lang, whom he had just dismissed from office.
Rosemary Harmar – the daughter of Sir Philip Game, Governor of New South Wales from 1930 to 1935 – was eleven years old when the family sailed out from England in 1930.  Her childhood experiences at Government House made a vivid and lasting impression on her, and more than half a century later she has written her reminiscences of those memorable and colourful times.”


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