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Photograph - State Electricity Commission, Melbourne Centenary Illuminations, West on Spring Street, Victoria, 1934 Image Reg. No: MM 121509

Summary:
Monochrome photograph depicting illuminated buildings in Melbourne on Spring Street as part of the 1934 Centenary celebrations. It is part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.

The statue in the photograph is in memory of Charles George Gordon, Major-General Royal Engineers. Gordon is described as a warrior who fell at Khartoum on January 26, 1885.
Description:
Monochrome silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Illuminated buildings in Melbourne. Looking west down Spring Street showing Parliament House, Hotel Windsor and Gordon Reserve. In the foreground is a statue in memory of Charles George Gordon. The memorial is surrounded by palms and a fountain.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 117 mm (Height), 192 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: electricity, melbourne centenary 1935, buildings, lights, statues, fountains, street lighting, streetscapes
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Illumination - Electric
Tertiary Classification: outdoor lights
Inscriptions: Printed in grey text on a black label affixed to album page under photograph: 'Spring Street looking West.'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Creator: State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV), Victoria, Australia, 1934

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