Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Similar items over time

Ticket - Opening Ceremony Centennial International Exhibition, Issued to Mrs T F De Courcy Browne, 1 Aug 1888 Object Reg. No: HT 24473

Summary:
Ticket, addressed to Mrs T F De Courcy Browne 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.
Description:
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)

More information

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 27; Centennial International Exhibition./ Opening Ceremony,/ 1st August 1888./ Admit Mrs T. F. De Courcy Browne/ 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.
Issued To: Mrs Jessie de Courcy Browne, Australia, 1888
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.

Themes

This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No