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Catalogue - Exhibition of Official War Photographs, The Australian War Museum, Melbourne, 1921 Document Reg. No: HT 22071

Catalogue of an exhibition of 'Official War Photographs' arranged by the Australian War Museum, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, in 1921. Although the War Museum opened officially to the public on Anzac Day, 1922, several smaller exhibitions were held earlier, including this photographic exhibition which opened in August 1921.

The Australian War Museum was located at the Exhibition Building between 1921 and 1925 before it moved to Sydney where it was housed in the Exhibition Building in Prince Alfred Park. It remained there until closing in 1935, by which time construction had commenced on a purpose-built Australian War Memorial in the new national capital, Canberra. The new building was opened by the Governor-General, Lord Gowrie, on Remembrance Day, 11 November 1941.

The Australian War Memorial continued to use the Exhibition Building as its principal store until the 1940s and as its main office in the 1930s.
Australian War Museum. Descriptive Catalogue Exhibition of enlargements, Official War photographs. Octavo, stapled in title wrappers. Melbourne, Australian War Museum, 1921.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 182 mm (Height), 125 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, exhibitions, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, royal exhibition building, royal exhibition building history of events 1900-1949
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, The Berry Family Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Front cover, printed, black ink: "Descriptive Catalogue / Exhibition of Enlargements / OFFICIAL War Photographs / Sepia and Natural Colour ..." and associated text. Extensive text within.
Place & Date Exhibited: Australian War Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1921
Place & Date Used: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1921
Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1921

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