Government House, Falkland Islands

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Large, rambling house with greenhouse and stone wall
Government House in Stanley

Government House in Stanley has been the home of the Falkland Islands' London-appointed Governors since the mid-19th century. The official residence was built in 1845.

The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica says in the Falkland Islands article that "Government House, grey, stone-built and slated, calls to mind a manse in Shetland or Orkney."

Sir Ernest Shackleton stayed here during his famous expedition. Allegedly, he described his time there as being "far colder than any time on the ice".

It is a listed building.[1]

It was the site of a major battle during the Argentine invasion of the Falklands in 1982.

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  1. ^ "Falkland Islands Information Web Portal". Buildings and Structures in the Falkland Islands designated as being of Architectural or Historic Interest. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2008-07-08.

Coordinates: 51°41′30″S 57°52′21″W / 51.69167°S 57.87250°W / -51.69167; -57.87250