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Newspaper Cutting - 'Meeting of the Melbourne Exhibition Commission', The Australasian Sketcher, Melbourne, 10 Apr 1880 Document Reg. No: SH 961137

Summary:
Two pages (pp. 39-40) from The Australasian Sketcher, Saturday 10 April 1880, published by Wilson & McKinnon, Melbourne.

The second page consists of two half-page, black & white illustrations. The top image depicts a meeting of the Melbourne Exhibition Commission which was held in the Melbourne Town Hall in May 1878. The bottom image depicts a military serenade to Mr Frederick Sargood, the colony's defence minister, on the occasion of him travelling to Great Britain to give evidence on the state of Victorian defences at the Colonial Defence Commission held in London in 1880.
Description:
Image of the Exhibition Commissioners shows a number of men seated around a table, on which papers, writing implements, four glasses and a decanter are spread. The Chairman of the Commission, Sir William Clarke, is seated at a separate table with the other commissioners grouped around him. Discussion is taking place.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 230 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, newspapers, illustrations, town halls, world fairs
Themes this item is part of: William J. Clarke, Farmer (1831-1897), Sargood Arms Manufacture Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne International Exhibition 1880
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Top margin, p. 40: 40; THE AUSTRALASIAN SKETCHER.; April 10, 1880.
Upper image, caption: MEETING OF THE MELBOURNE EXHIBITION COMMISSION.
Lower image, caption: MILITARY SERENADE TO MR. SARGOOD.
Publisher: Wilson & McKinnon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 Apr 1880
Person Depicted: Sir William Clarke, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1878
Person Depicted: Sir Frederick Sargood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880

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