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Stereograph - Federation Celebrations, Royal Party Passing Under German Arch, Melbourne, Victoria, 1901 Image Reg. No: SH 960839

Summary:
Photographer: George Rose, Melbourne.

Two almost identical sepia stereographic views mounted on thick brown card. The images show the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, seated in an open horse-drawn carriage accompanied by liveried attendants, passing through the German Arch erected on Collins St, Melbourne, May 1901.

The opening of the Australian Parliament was an occasion for great celebrations in Melbourne. Ten days of festivities (from 6-16 May) were planned to mark the Federation of the new nation and honour the Royal visitors, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The city was transformed with decorations - flags, bunting, colourful lights and festive arches - and a series of public events were held, including a military tattoo and several street parades. Unprecedented numbers of people arrived in Melbourne from the rest of Victoria and throughout Australia to take part in the celebrations.
Description Of Content:
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, seated in an open horse-drawn carriage accompanied by liveried attendants, passing through the German Arch erected on Collins Street, Melbourne, May 1901. The Royal Party are accompanied by a large contingent of mounted military. The Arch consists of two classical style columns from which a banner is strung across the street. A large crowd lines Collins St to watch the procession. The street and buildings are hung with flags and bunting.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Gertrude Parr, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.20 cm (Height), 17.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, celebrations, civic mementoes, royal visits, souvenirs
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)
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text: 2888 Duke of York Celebrations, Melbourne./ The Royal Procession Passing Under the German Arch, Collins Street.; Sold only by/ GEORGE ROSE/ PUBLISHER/ Melbourne.; ROSE'S STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS/ COPYRIGHT.
On the Arch: Wir wolfen sein ein einzia Volk von Brudern/ The German Citizens Welcome the Commonwealth
Format: Stereograph: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Publisher: George Rose, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901

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