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Newspaper Cutting - 'Singing the Poet Laureate's Patriotic Hymn at the Exhibition Building', The Australasian Sketcher, Melbourne, 3 Jun 1882 Document Reg. No: SH 961151

Summary:
Cover page and three additional pages (161-162, 175-176) from The Australasian Sketcher, Saturday 3 June 1882, published by Wilson & McKinnon, Melbourne.

The front cover illustration depicts a choir of young women singing in the Great Hall of the Exhibition Building in June 1882 as part of the Queen's Birthday celebrations.

An article describing the event is printed on page 166. Four thousand school children took part in a concert to mark Queen Victoria's birthday (24 May). They sung what was being described as the new anthem, 'Hands all Round', written by the poet laureate Lord Alfred Tennyson.
Description:
Page 161 is the front page of the newspaper and has a highly decorative masthead and depicts the word 'Australasian' in an unfurling banner, with side foliate motifs, an artist's palette and brushes, and an ornamented 'Sketcher' with a winged female form emerging from the 'S'. A choir of women stand before the conductor Mr J. Summers, Government inspector of singing in state schools. A large crowd is gathered on the balcony overlooking the hall.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 400 mm (Height), 280 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: celebrations, royal exhibition building, poetry, choirs, poets
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Performances
Tertiary Classification: vocal
Inscriptions: Cover page, p. 161: 2 THE/ AUSTRALASIAN/ SKETCHER/ No.151.-VOL. X./ MELBOURNE, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1882/ PRICE 6d.
Image caption, p. 161: SINGING THE POET LAUREATES PATRIOTIC HYMN AT THE EXHIBITION-BUILDING.
Publisher: Wilson & McKinnon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 Jun 1882
Place Named: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jun 1882

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