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Photograph - 'Their Royal Highnesses The Duke & Duchess of Cornwall & York at Parliament House', Melbourne, 11 May 1901 Image Reg. No: MM 134933

Summary:
One of a set of 47 original photographs of the Australian Federation celebrations in Melbourne 1901 to mark the opening of the first Federal Parliament of Australia. The photographs trace the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York for the occasion, from their arrival in Melbourne on the Royal Yacht 'Ophir' at St Kilda Pier on 6 May 1901 to their departure for Brisbane at Port Melbourne Railway Station on 19 May 1901. The photographs include scenes of the Federation Arches throughout Melbourne, Illuminated City Buildings,'The Opening of Parliament', 'German, Russian, Dutch and American cruisers at Port Melbourne', 'Royal Review at Flemington Racecourse', 'Royal Yacht Ophir and British War Ships', 'The Russian Cruiser Cromoboi...' and 'State School Fetes at the Exhibition Building'.
Description:
black and white, silver gelatin, photograph mounted on grey card.
Description Of Content:
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in the Royal Pavilion on the steps of Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne for the opening of the first Australian Federal Parliament, 11th May 1901. In the distance is a procession of trade union societies.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 235 mm (Height), 285 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Overall dimensions of the photograph only

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Tagged with: celebrations, royal visits, architecture, royal exhibition building, australian federal parliament opening ceremony 1901, public ceremonies, bridges, rivers, public events, street decorations, illuminations, governments
Themes this item is part of: HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: parades & street festivals
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink below the photograph on the mount card: '14. - THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND YORK VIEWING THE MARCH OF TRADE SOCIETIES FROM THE ROYAL PAVILION AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE, 11TH MAY 1901.'
Format: Photograph: Black and White
Date & Place Depicted: Parliament House, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1901
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, 11 May 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, 11 May 1901

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