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Programme - Official Daily Programme, Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne, 5 Jan 1889 Document Reg. No: SH 961077

Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition official daily programme printed at the (Royal) Exhibition Building on 5 January 1888, outlining events being held in the building on that day. Alongside the listings of amusements, demonstrations and concerts are advertisements for estate agents, auctioneers, financial agents and a coffee palace.
Paper, six leaves. The outside covers have been detached. The front cover is black print on buff coloured paper and has an illustration of a woman in a classical pose and Grecian style clothing. She is holding a staff in one hand and an illuminated lantern with the word Progress in the other. At her feet are a lamb and bags of produce. There is extensive advertising surrounding the image. Page 3 contains a detailed programme of events for Saturday January 5, 1889, including dairy exhibits, switchback railway, shooting galleries, recitals and concerts conducted by Mr Frederic Cowan. Pieces by Schubert, Mozart, Wagner, Chopin and Mendelssohn were on the programme.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Norman Wiltsie
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 250 mm (Height), 156 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: programmes, souvenirs, exhibitions, advertising, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: Programs
Inscriptions: Front cover: No. 136 DAILY OFFICIAL PROGRAMME, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1889. PRICE 1D/CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/MELBOURNE 1888-9 Extensive advertising text. Page 3: Centennial International Exhibition/MELBOURNE-1888-89/OFFICIAL DAILY PROGRAMME ... TIME TABLE. Extensive text throughout.
Publisher: The Centennial Printing and Publishing Company, Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 Jan 1889
Date Used: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, 5 Jan 1889

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