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Postcard - Southern Facade, 'Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, Australia', circa 1904 Reg. No: HT 29736
- Black & white postcard of the 'Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, Australia', showing the southern facade of the building from the south-west, circa 1904. The postcard is in issued condition and is postmarked 5 October 1904.
The Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. On 9 May 1901, it hosted the opening of the First Commonwealth Parliament of Australia. By the early 20th century, picture postcards of the Exhibition Building were a popular Melbourne souvenir.
The division of the reverse of the postcard, allowing a message to be written on one half and the address on the other, was not permitted in Australia until 1905.
- A hand-coloured photographic reproduction of the Exhibition Building, probably during the early years of the twentieth century. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card has been issued.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation, 2011
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, souvenirs, buildings, postcards, royal exhibition building, exterior views|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING|
|Tertiary Classification:||souvenir postcards|
|Inscriptions:||Front, text: Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, Australia
Back, text: POST CARD./ THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE.
Back, text, body (blue pen): J.C. Bennett Esq./ Caledonian Hotel/ Broken Hill/ N.S.W.
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1904|