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Booklet - 'The Duke & Duchess A Memento of Their Visit to Melbourne', Leslie W. Craw, Melbourne, 1901 Document Reg. No: SH 960218

Summary:
Publication titled on the cover 'The Duke and Duchess, a memento of their visit to Melbourne and opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia', May 1901, second edition, published by Leslie W. Craw and printed by D.W. Paterson, Melbourne.

The eighty-page publication was produced as a photographic memento of the visit to Melbourne by George - later King George V of England - and his wife May, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The opening photographs include full-length portraits of their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York across pages 4-5 respectively, as well as His Excellency, The Earl of Hopetoun, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and his wife, Her Excellency The Countess of Hopetoun. There is also a double portrait of the Duke and Duchess on page 21.
Description:
Soft-covered book with green binding, stapled in three places, containing 80 pages. Photos are framed with scrolls & decorative borders. Front cover, LR corner, depicts a photograph of an outdoor Australian scene, with a stream and eucalyptus in soft green-grey hues. Celtic scrolls in gold decorate the cover.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.70 cm (Height), 29.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, ceremonies, civic life, politics, royal exhibition building, royal visits, royalty british, royal exhibition building history of events 1892-1917, 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)
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Front cover: THE/ DUKE/ AND/ DUCHESS/ A MEMENTO/ OF THEIR VISIT/ TO MELBOURNE/ AND OPENING/ OF THE FIRST/ COMMONWEALTH/ PARLIAMENT/ OF AUSTRALIA/ MAY 1901
Author: Leslie Craw, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Printer & Publisher: D.W. Paterson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, 1901
Person Depicted: Right Honourable John Hopetoun, 1901
Place & Date of Event: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901

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