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Book - R. Burdett Smith, 'New South Wales Report, Centennial International Exhibition', 1890 Document Reg. No: SH 960497

Summary:
Report of the New South Wales representation at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition prepared by the Commissioner of the New South Wales Court R Burdett Smith and printed by Charles Potter. It was tabled in parliament in 1890. The report includes a full list of NSW's exhibitors with the medals, awards and certificates received. An index at the end of the report includes black and white photographs of the Exhibition Building and views of the New South Wales Court.

The Centennial International Exhibition celebrated 100 years of British settlement and surpassed the grand scale of the1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, attracting over two million visitors (approximately 69% of the colony's population at the time).
Description:
A soft cover report, grey cover, 108 pages including a number of images. The British coat-of-arms decorates the front cover. The final page contains a foldout ground plan of permanent buildings and annexes, showing the location of all courts at the Centennial International Exhibition.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 335 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, reports, parliamentary papers
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: official records
Inscriptions: Front cover: 1890/NEW SOUTH WALES/REPORT/BY/THE HON. R. BURDETT SMITH/EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER/FOR THE/CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION,/MELBOURNE, 1888-9/WITH/APPENDICES/AND/VIEWS OF NEW SOUTH WALES COURT/Presented to Parliament by Command/Sydney: Charles Potter, Government Printer,/1890. [Extensive text]
Author: Mr Robert Smith, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1890
Publisher: Charles Potter, Governmment Printer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889

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