Since its construction in 1928, The Residency, situated on the corner of Parsons and Hartley Streets, Alice Springs, has become a tangible symbol of the brief Vice Regal power and independence that Central Australia once had from the Northern Territory.
Built originally as the residence of the Government Representative, the building reflects the adaptation to life in an arid environment. It also represents a unique reminder of regional response to Government and administration that recognised differences in the Territory which are no longer apparent in this age of increased communications, technology and transport.
Almost all individuals who have resided in the building, or who have had occasion to be official guests including Queen Elizabeth II, have had a significant impact on Northern Territory history. This historic building now displays items of art, natural science and local history from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
The Residency is closed for the months of December, January and February each year and entry is via a 'donation'.Visit Website