Threatened With Decay
little old-world cottage in Jolimont braved the wind and rain for nearly years. It is Governor Latrobe's cot- tage, Melbourne's first Government House, at last its once stout timbers threaten fall to pieces. The recent storms have led their toll from the little wooden dure, and although repairs will be in hand immediately the cottage can |y be expected to last much longer. i winds lifted two sheets of iron off roof, and the rain severely damaged ceiling of the old "banquet hall." The iney is very weak, and it is feared a strong gust will send it over, almost Sing the dilapidated structure to the
r.H. L. Bedggood, of Bedggood and Co. Ltd., owners of the cottage and the «ty on which It stands, said last it that the damaged ceiling would be lred immediately and the roof, which rusted, would be painted with a cover si red oxide. That would not enhance appearance of the building, but would i too preserve it.