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Postcard - 'Illustrated Souvenir of the Visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of York', Sydney, May 1901 Object 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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 170 mm (Width)

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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
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
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

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