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Book - Addresses to HRH The Duke of Cornwall & York, Victoria, 1901 Document Reg. No: SH 960224

Summary:
This hard-cover book, "Addresses to HRH The Duke of Cornwall & York and His Excellency The Governor-General The Earl of Hopetoun From The Municipalities of Victoria", contains illustrated citations from each city, town, shire and borough of Victoria. The book was printed by McCarron, Bird & Co., Melbourne, in 1901 to commemorate the Royal Visit to Melbourne for the opening of the first Australian Parliament on May 9 1901. Each certificate has signatures of the mayor and councillors, as well as an image of a prominent local building. The addresses made to the Duke and the Governor General are surrounded by elaborate borders containing native flowers, particularly wattle. Scenes of rural Victoria combine with classical columns, probably symbolising the uniting of a new Australia within the Empire.
Description:
Hard-covered book, red cloth, with gold impressed lettering, containing 118 pages of illustrated citations to HRH Duke of Cornwall & York and His Excellency, Earl Hopetoun, the Governor General. The addresses are surrounded by elaborate borders containing native flowers, particularly wattle. Scenes of rural Victoria combine with classical columns, probably symbolising the uniting of a new Australia within the Empire.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 29.00 cm (Height), 1.50 cm (Width), 22.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, celebrations, civic mementoes, politics, royal visits, souvenirs
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), 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: ADDRESSES/TO/HRH The Duke of Cornwall & York/ AND/HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL/ The Earl of Hopetoun/ FROM/ THE MUNICIPALITIES OF VICTORIA. [Extensive text].
Printer: McCarron Bird & Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Named: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, 1901
Person Named: Right Honourable John Hopetoun, 1901

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