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Invitation - Centennial International Exhibition Banquet, Issued to T F de Courcy Browne, 8 Aug 1888 Object Reg. No: HT 24475

Invitation to a banquet held in the (Royal) Exhibition Building on 8 August 1888. The invitee is T F de Courcy Browne Esq, M.L.A. Thomas Frederic de Courcy Browne was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament from October 1885 to January 1889.

The Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition opened on 1 August 1888 and closed at the end of January 1889. It celebrated 100 years of British settlement, and was the largest public event Melbourne had ever seen. Nearly two million tickets were sold, and many people made multiple visits.
Cream coloured card, printed on the obverse in gold.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 121 mm (Height), 180 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, politicians, banquets, 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: invitations
Inscriptions: Text on obverse: The President & Commissioners/ of the/ Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne,/ request the honor of/ T. F. de Courcy Brown Esq. M.L.A. Company/ at a Banquet in the Exhibition Building,/ on Wednesday the 8th August at 7 o'clock,/ in celebration of the opening.; Upon receipt of an acceptance of this Invitation addressed to the/ Secretary of the Ceremonial Committee, an Entree card will be forwarded./ G.T.A. Lavater/ Secretary
Addressed To: Mr Thomas de Courcy Browne, Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 8 Aug 1888

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