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Menu - Reception, Federation Celebrations, 9 May 1901 Document Reg. No: SH 960714

Summary:
Colour printed menu for an evening reception held on the 9 May 1901, the day the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia was declared open, printed by E. Whitehead & Co of Melbourne.

The evening reception commenced at 8 pm, with musical selections; Royalty arrived at 9.15. Nine more musical pieces were played; Miss Nellie Stewart sang 'Australia' and ample refreshments, including champagnes, German wines, French claret, sherry and port, and Australian wines, were served in buffets erected on the ground floor and upstairs. 10000 guests were invited to the event.
Description:
Front page of Menu decorated with coats of arms of Colonies and United Kingdom and printed in pale green, beige, dark brown and gilt. On page two and three is printed the menu with wines served at the Reception, and the name of the caterer - H. Skinner. On back page in centre is an image of the Exhibition Building from South.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.20 cm (Height), 12.80 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: royal exhibition building, royal visits, royalty british, parliament houses, receptions, royal exhibition building history of events 1892-1917
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: menus
Inscriptions: Printed text: THE CELEBRATION/ OF THE OPENING OF THE/ PARLIAMENT / OF THE / COMMONWEALTH / OF / AUSTRALIA / TO MEET THEIR /ROYAL HIGHNESSES / THE /DUKE & DUCHESS / OF / CORNWALL & YORK / RECEPTION/ GIVEN BY / HIS MAJESTIES / MINISTERS OF STATE / FOR / AUSTRALIA / EXHIBITION BUILDING / MELB 9TH MAY 1901 .
Publisher: E. Whitehead & Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Named: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Named: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Place & Date Used: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
References: See file in REB archive collection, REBLIST 154, for further details of the evening reception.

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