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Mandurah Palace
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The west front of Mandurah Palace in 2013
General information
Architectural style Neoclassicism
Town or city Northam, TS
Country Cygnia
Construction started 18 September 1805
Completed 1812
Technical details
Floor count 5
Floor area 6.7 hectares
Design and construction
Client Northam Government
Architect William Thornton


Mandurah Palace is the principal residence and administrative headquarters of the Cygnian Sovereign. Located in Northam, TS, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and imperial hospitality. It has been a focal point for the Cygnian people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.

Prior to the establishment of Northam as the federal capital in 1800, the King lived in Government House in Perth, the residence of the Governor of Carolina. In 1800, the Northam Government commissioned William Thornton to design a new imperial palace to be built in the capital. Mandurah Palace is built in a neoclassical style and has a distinctive white exterior. Both its east and west elevations are formally referred to as fronts, though only the east front was intended for the reception of visitors and dignitaries. The palace is named for the traditional Aboriginal name of the area, Mandurah, which in the Noongar language means "meeting place" or "trading place".

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