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Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, Duke of York, Federation Celebrations, Chinese Procession & Chinese Arch, Melbourne, 1901 Image Reg. No: MM 111146

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This stereograph shows twin images of Chinese men traditionally dressed stand with a gong, banners, and possibly a Dragon under an elaborate Chinese styled arch. A Chinese man in Western dress walks alongside.

This stereograph shows the procession and arch assembled by the Chinese community of Melbourne to celebrate the arrival of the Duke of York, May 1901, for Federation celebrations. This stereograph came from a collection of Melba Ryan's grandparents, Josephine and Martin Nowlan. A lot of them were bought around Federation as souvenirs. They were passed down to Melba's mother, Doris Holden, who passed them down to her.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: parades & street festivals
Original Caption: Duke of York Celebrations, Melbourne. Chinese Procession and the Chinese Arch, Swanston Street
Inscriptions: Front (LHS): Sold only by GEORGE ROSE PUBLISHER Melbourne. Front (bottom): 2882 Duke of York Celebrations, Melbourne. Chinese procession and the Chinese Arch, Swanston Street. Front (RHS): ROSES STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS COPYRIGHT.
People Depicted: unknown
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 1901

Source of Date Depicted: Based on the year of Australian Federation.
Photographer: George Rose

Professional photographer.

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