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Postcard - 'Illustrated Souvenir of the Visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of York', Sydney, May 1901 Reg. No: HT 32366
- Pictorial souvenir of the Royal Visit to New South Wales in May 1901. The Duke & Duchess of Cornwall and York travelled to Australia aboard the Royal Yacht Ophir to open the first federal parliament, which took place in the (Royal) Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on 9 May 1901.
The royal couple departed Britain on 16 March 1901. Their first port-of-call in Australia was Albany, Western Australia. They then sailed to Melbourne, arriving on 6 May and departing by train to Sydney on 16 May.
- Paper envelope, in which a fold out strip of black and white images of the Royal Visit to New South Wales are printed. There are nine pages, with 18 images. Text and a photograph of the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall and York are printed on the front cover, and the flags of the newly federated states are printed on the obverse.
|Dimensions:||125 mm (Height), 170 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||souvenirs, royal visits, royalty, australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building, royal exhibition building history of events 1900-1949|
|Themes this item is part of:||HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Inscriptions:||Printed across top of front of envelope: Illustrated Souvenir of the visit of/ Their Royal Highnesses/ The DUKE & DUCHESS of YORK; CONTAINING EIGHTEEN/ INTERESTING VIEWS OF/ THE LANDING, PROCES-/ SION, STREET SCENES,/ DECORATIONS, Etc., Etc.|
|Person Depicted:||HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, May 1901|
|Person Depicted:||HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, May 1901|