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Newspaper Page - 'The Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne', The Illustrated London News, London, 2 Mar 1867 Document Reg. No: SH 960374

Summary:
A newspaper page from The Illustrated London News, March 2, 1867, p. 216, featuring a hand coloured lithograph showing the interior of the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition, held at the Public Library in Melbourne, 1866-67. The hall is decorated with various banners and flags, including those of the other Australian colonies. Image depicts men, women and children viewing the range of exhibits displayed in showcases.

The Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition 1866-67 was held in a new exhibition space erected at the rear of the Public Library. All the colonies participated, as well as New Caledonia, Mauritius and the Dutch East Indies. The emphasis was on mineral and agricultural products.
Description:
Page 216 from The Illustrated London News, March 2, 1867. Hand coloured lithograph showing the interior of the Intercolonial Exhibition, held at the Public Library in Melbourne, 1866-67. Exhibits are on display and men, women and children are viewing them. The Hall is hung with flags and banners.
Acquisition Information:
Purchase & Subsequent Transfer from Trowbridge Gallery, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 420 mm (Height), 520 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, exhibitions, buildings, illustrations, interior views, exhibitions melbourne intercolonial australasian 1866-1867
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition 1866
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Caption: THE INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. - SEE PRECEDING PAGE. MARCH 2, 1867.
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1867
References: 'LaTrobe Library Journal', Vol.14, No.56, Spring 1995, p8.

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