One of the conference receptions was held at Government House, a beautiful example of colonial gothic in golden sandstone, high up in the Domain, overlooking the city. We had to pre-register for this in order to receive our gold-embossed invitations; and had to dress up a little; and practice saying "Your Excellency" in case we got introduced.
It was a beautiful afternoon.
We all lined up to be introduced:
And did a little Garter research as we waited:
We were then shown into this rather odd hall:
The decorations were suitably vice-regal:
And the guests suitably elegant:
This is my favourite photo:
And here is The Dress:
But after all this finery, here is one of the prettiest images: a little cottage in the grounds, which I have made my computer's desktop for a while....