An information brochure tells me that the first foundation stone was layed in 1819 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, and its subsequent removal and relaying in 1837 by Governor Richard Bourke.
With jacaranda tree at front coming into leaf after the lilac bell flowers have finished.
Interesting reflections of the city surrounds too.
The old, with the new.
And the new, with the old. Sandstone colums with monitors, exhibit todays technology.