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Newspaper Cutting - 'Progress of the International Exhibition Building, Sydney', The Australasian Sketcher, Melbourne, 7 Jun 1979 Document Reg. No: SH 961148

Double-sided page (pp. 39-40) from the country edition of The Australasian Sketcher, Wednesday 4 June 1879, published by Wilson & McKinnon, Melbourne.

On the bottom half of p. 40 is an engraving illustrating the construction of the Garden Palace, the site at which the Sydney International Exhibition was held in 1879.
Page 39 contains three columns of text. The first column has an article taken from the Sydney Morning Herald describing progress on the building. Page 40 consists of three black & white woodblock illustrations. The upper two images depict two well-known stage actresses, Mrs Josephine Lingard and Miss Jennie Watt-Tanner. The lower image depicting the construction of the Garden Palace for the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879. The building is covered in scaffolding with many workmen busy. The two main cupolas are taking shapes. In the foreground pedestrians and horse drawn vehicles are passing and watching the construction. There is also a statue, viewed from behind, surrounded by fencing.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 140 mm (Height), 90 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, newspapers, 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: Top margin, p. 40: 40; THE AUSTRALASIAN SKETCHER.; June 7, 1879.
Upper image caption LHS, p. 40: MRS. LINGARD.
Upper image caption RHS, p. 40: MISS JENNIE WATT-TANNER.
Publisher: Wilson & McKinnon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 Jun 1879

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