The present Government House was leased to the Commonwealth Government during the period 1902-1930. During this time, “Stonnington” (also known as "Stonington") on Glenferrie Road, Malvern, was leased for the Vice-Regal Office and residence of the Governor of Victoria. Lady Stanley, Governor Stanley’s wife, wrote from Stonnington: “I wish we were there [at Government House in the Domain] instead of this nasty little villa”.


Stonington State Government House. ca 1915Stonnington circa 1915