Planting Dreams: audio guides

Bruce Pascoe on Peacock's 'Government House'

“These people thought they had created this new city in the Southern Hemisphere but there had already been a city and a civilisation there.”

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A painting: two soldiers in colonial military dress sit on a rock in the foreground looking across the harbour toward Government House, the top of which appears above the trees on the far shore. Sailboats are dotted across the water.
No.4 Government House and Fort Macquarie Sydney N.S.W. from the Botanical Gardens, George Edwards Peacock, Oil on board, 1846