As well as storage and housekeeping, the lowest floor of the house contains Mr Ayer’s office, where the big man worked long into the night. Henry worked for the SA Mining Association’s Burra Burra mines for nearly 50 years, in addition to being a member of the SA Legislative Council for over 36 years. Can you imagine?
The room outside Mr Ayers’ office is the summer sitting room. This is where the family would spend summer days as it is always much cooler down here than upstairs.
There’s a few things I need you to check for me on this floor. I can’t give you too much information without messing with the timeline, but you may get a hint if you get it wrong!