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Newspaper Cutting - 'The Melbourne Exhibition, now in Course of Construction', 1880 Reg. No: SH 960369
- Image shows a South Eastern view of the almost completed Royal Exhibition Building built in 1879-80. The dome is still under construction and scaffolding surrounds the entrances. People are passing the building on foot and in a covered horse-drawn cart.
The International Exhibition ran from 1 Oct 1880 to 30 Apr 1881. The exhibition building that still stands was constructed for the occasion, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.
- Black and white print taken from a woodblock engraving and cut from an unidentified illustrated newspaper.
|Dimensions:||355 mm (Width), 270 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, architecture, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exterior views|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne International Exhibition 1880|
|Tertiary Classification:||media coverage|
|Inscriptions:||Text: THE MELBOURNE EXHIBITION FOR 1880, NOW IN COURSE OF CONSTRUCTION. Handwritten in pencil: TOVI WEF 042 MELB-EXHIBITION BUILD. $30|
|Place & Date Made:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB) Museum Collection, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879-1880|