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Ticket - Opening Ceremony, 1 Aug 1888 Object Reg. No: HT 24472

Ticket, addressed to T F De Courcy Browne Esq, MP, for the opening ceremony of the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition which was held on 1 August 1888. A seating plan is printed on the reverse of the ticket. Mr De Courcy Browne and his wife were seated in Section F, Row 1, Seats 26 and 27. Section F was immediately in front of the dais.

Thomas Frederic de Courcy Browne was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament from October 1885 to January 1889.
Cream coloured card, printed on the obverse in gold. Features the British crest upper left hand corner. The reverse features a floor plan of the great hall of the Exhibition Building, with seating areas identified. The area that corresponds to the ticket is coloured in red.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 122 mm (Height), 184 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: ceremonies, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, politicians, invitations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: Identification
Inscriptions: Text on obverse: F ROW 1/ SEAT 26; Centennial International Exhibition./ Opening Ceremony,/ 1st August 1888./ Admit T. F. De Courcy Browne Esq M.P/ Reserved Seat - In front of Dais/ G. T. A. Lavater,/ Secretary./ Levee or Academical Dress of Uniform./ This Card is not transferable and must be retained and shown when required./ (SEE BACK)

Text on reverse, underneath floor plan: The Holder of this Ticket must enter by the Rathdowne Street Door, and be in/ the building before 11.30, at which hour the doors will be absolutely closed. The/ Colored Portion of the Plan shows the position of the Seats.
Addressed To: Mr Thomas de Courcy Browne, Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1888
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888

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