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Newspaper Cutting - 'Centennial Exhibition Sketches', The Australasian Sketcher, Melbourne, 6 Sep 1888 Document Reg. No: SH 960384

Summary:
Black and white wood block engraving from The Australasian Sketcher. 6 September, 1888, p. 140, published by Wilson & McKinnon, Melbourne. The engraving depicts the view eastwards down East Avenue towards Nicholson Street, from underneath the temporary annexe dome at the intersection between the West and East Avenues and the main north-south Avenue of Nations, which extended from the Northern Transept of the permanent Exhibition Buildings during the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, 1888-89.
Description:
Black & white wood block engraving from The Australasian Sketcher. The engraving depicts the view eastwards down East Avenue towards Nicholson Street, from underneath the temporary annexe dome at the intersection between the West and East Avenues and the main north-south Avenue of Nations, which extended from the Northern Transept of the permanent Exhibition Buildings during the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, 1888-89. The words Engineering, Agriculture and Commerce and visible on the eastern faces of the dome walls, above the phrase 'Art and Science'. The portico to the South Australian court, situated on the north-east corner of the East Avenue, is visible on the left, while the Victorian court is on the right. The Avenues are festooned with flags, and a large crowd is gathering towards the end of the East Avenue.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 29.00 cm (Height), 41.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, newspapers, weddings, 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: media coverage
Inscriptions: Top margin: 140 / THE AUSTRALASIAN SKETCHER / Sept 6, 1888.
Bottom margin: CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION SKETCHES / UNDER THE DOME IN THE AVENUE OF NATIONS, LOOKING EASTWARDS.
Publisher: Wilson & MacKinnon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Date Used: 1888

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