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Program - Aquarium, Exhibition Buildings, circa 1913 Document Reg. No: HT 31596

Program of events held at the Aquarium at the Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Gardens. Dating from circa 1913, the program provides a schedule of daily performances, including musical interludes by Miss Nicholson, dance performances by Mamselle Lorelli, Seal and Sea Lion displays, Trained and Educated Dogs and Monkeys, and Moving Pictures.

The aquarium, picture gallery and museum opened at the Exhibition Buildings in February 1885. On display in this 'world of wonders' were aquatic creatures, natural history specimens, antiquities, fine arts, a suit of armour worn by a member of the Kelly gang, a cyclorama, a children's theatre and a planetarium. The complex was destroyed by fire in 1953; only three seals and a 60 year old Japanese salamander survived the blaze
Pink sheet of paper folded in half to form four pages. Printed on all sides in black ink. A picture of the Exhibition Building illustrates the first page.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Beleura House & Garden Museum, 2012
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 213 mm (Height), 191 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: programmes, museum displays, aquariums, royal exhibition building aquarium museum picture salon
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: aquarium museum & picture salon
Inscriptions: Printed on front page: PROGRAMME/ ...THE.../ AQUARIUM/ Melbourne Exhibition/ Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m./ Admission-Adults, 1/-, Children 6d./ Crawford & Sons, Printers, rear 111 Collins st.
Place of Operations: Aquarium, Museum & Picture Salon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1913
Place Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1913
Printer: Crawford & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1913

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