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Plan - Melbourne International Exhibition, Gardens, Framed, 1880 Document Reg. No: SH 000190

Summary:
Framed original print, with hand-written annotations, titled 'The Melbourne International Exhibition 1880/ Plan of Gardens'. The print is framed in a maple eye wooden frame with a green border.

The print depicts Joseph Reed's original 1879 layout for the Carlton Gardens in preparation for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. Amendments to the Exhibition Buildings themselves, in the form of the British Machinery Annexe to the north of the Eastern Machinery Annexe, and the additional German Annexe on the northern side of the Western Machinery Annexe suggest a date in the first six months of 1880.

Both these buildings were not originally envisaged as part of the Exhibition Buildings, but a need for further display area prompted them to be constructed in the final months leading up to the Exhibition's opening at the beginning of October, 1880.
Description:
Framed original print, with hand-written annotations, 'The Melbourne International Exhibition 1880/ Plan of Gardens'. The print is framed in a maple eye wooden frame with a green border.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, plans, royal exhibition building, plan drawings, exhibition venues
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: plans
Inscriptions: 'The Melbourne International Exhibition 1880/ Plan of Gardens'.
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880 or later

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