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Book - Our Invited Guests An Official Directory, Melbourne, Victoria, 1901 Document Reg. No: SH 960217

Summary:
This hard-cover book, "Our Invited Guests An Official Directory of the guests invited to Melbourne May 9th 1901 For the Opening of The First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia", was printed by D.W. Paterson of Collins Street, Melbourne in 1901. It contains a number of images including photographs of the opening ceremony, and copies of invitations to receptions and events. Lists of invited dignitaries are arranged alphabetically by State. The Advance Australia Arms with the words 'Advance Australia' are embossed in gold on the front cover.
Description:
Hard-covered blue book with gold lettering, containing 62 pages. Interior borders and headings are decorated with flowers, scrolls and banners.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.20 cm (Height), 28.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, ceremonies, politics, royal exhibition building, royal exhibition building history of events 1900-1949, making history - federation
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), John Adrien Louis Hope, Governor of Victoria & Governor-General of Australia (1860-1908), Our Federation Journey - Links & Resources
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: official records
Inscriptions: Front cover: OUR INVITED GUESTS/ AN/ OFFICIAL DIRECTORY/ of the guests/ invited to Melbourne/ May 9th 1901/ For the Opening/ of the/ FIRST PARLIAMENT/ of the COMMONWEALTH/ of AUSTRALIA
Printer: D.W. Paterson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Named: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, 1901
Person Named: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, 1901
Person Named: Right Honourable John Hopetoun, 1901

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