Clerk of the Senate's Office
This office was home to the Clerk of the Senate, a top bureaucrat who helped keep the Senate running smoothly. Harry Evans, the longest-serving Clerk of the Senate, was the last to occupy this office.
The Clerk of the Senate's office in 1985. It featured a substantial desk, built-in bookshelves and numerous mismatched chairs. Photograph by Lori Anglin, Tanner and Associates, MoAD Collection
The Clerk of the Senate in 1988, Harry Evans, working in this office. Photograph by Robert McFarlane, Department of the House of Representatives
Because of its resemblance to the original but now demolished prime minister’s office, this room was transformed into a movie set and starred in the beloved Australian film The Dish.