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Newspaper Cutting - 'The New South Wales Court at the Sydney Exhibition', The Australasian Sketcher, Adelaide, 22 Nov 1879 Document Reg. No: SH 961134

Summary:
Pages of The Australasian Sketcher, Adelaide edition, Saturday 22 November 1879, pp. 133-34, 137-40, published by G.N. & W.H. Birks, Adelaide.

Page 140 contains a full page black & white wood block engraving of the New South Wales Court at the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879.

The New South Wales Court at the Sydney International Exhibition (17 September 1879 - 20 April 188) occupied ten bays; six bays, from the central dome along the eastern end of the transept, as well as four bays along the Southern nave. In the nave was a much admired display by the Department of Mines. Exhibits reflected the rich wealth of the colony, and included specimens of auriferous quartz, silver, copper and tin ores, all labelled with details of the district from which they were extracted, along with an impressive gold obelisk.
Description:
The illustration shows display cabinets in the foreground with formally dressed men and women gathered around them. In the background is a tall column representing the amount of gold mined at Mudgee. The display hall has a vaulted ceiling with a balcony running down either side. It is decorated with flags and bunting. Page 134 contains a short article describing the Exhibition.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 235 mm (Height), 335 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, mining, newspapers, illustrations, world fairs, exhibitions sydney international 1879-1880
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Sydney International Exhibition 1879
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Image caption, upper, p.133: AROUND ADELAIDE.
Upper image caption, p.133: ROAD TO WATERFALL GULLY.
Lower image caption, p.133: THE SECOND WATERFALL.
Image caption, p.137: SKETCHES ON CUP DAY
Within image, p.137: DARRIWELL/ THE DRINKING FOUNTAIN/ SUWARROW/ THE NEW TOWER/ THE FINISH/ THE TIMEKEEPER/ WHERE ARE MY GLOVES NOW!/ SHALL WE GET UP A SWEEP?
Top margin, p. 140: ADELAIDE EDITION [grey pencil annotation]/ 140 THE AUSTRALASIAN SKETCHER. November 22, 1879.
Image caption, p. 140: THE NEW SOUTH WALES COURT AT THE SYDNEY EXHIBITION.
Publisher: G.N. & W.H. Birks, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 22 Nov 1879
Printer: Webb, Vardon and Pritchard, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 22 Nov 1879
Place & Date of Event: Sydney, Central, New South Wales, Australia, 17 Sep 1879 - 20 Apr 1880

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