Erected in stages between 1856 and 1930, the Parliament House and buildings have a theatrical presence, with a facade of giant Doric columns rising from a high flight of steps, and landscaped gardens either side. Just below, the Old Treasury Building and adjacent State Government Office, facing the beautiful Treasury Gardens, are equally imposing. Completed in 1862 to a design by John James Clark, who was just 19 at the time, the Treasury was built to store the city’s gold.

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