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Invitation - Reception for Duke & Duchess of Cornwall, Federation Celebrations, 1901 Reg. No: SH 960221
- Highly-coloured invitation to an evening reception at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on 9 May 1901, to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York following the opening of the first Federal Parliament. The invitation was sent to Mr & Mrs Anthony Clota.
The invitation was designed by the artists Julian and Howard Ashton.
- Highly embossed, colour invitation. A figure of Britannia, in red dress and mailed vest holding a shield like the Union Jack, is on the left of the invitation; she reaches out her hand towards a younger female figure, representing Australia, who is dressed in blue and holds a shield which is white with a blue cross decorated with stars. There is a scroll in the centre of the certificate, and a border of vines. The royal crest is at the base of the certificate.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Lola Waring, 1991
|Dimensions:||37.50 cm (Height), 31.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||australian federation 1901, celebrations, nationalism, politics, royal exhibition building|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953)|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Inscriptions:||Text: IN CELEBRATION/ OF THE/ OPENING/ PARLIAMENT of the COMMONWEALTH/ OF AUSTRALIA/ To meet Their Royal Highnesses/ The DUKE and DUCHESS of CORNWALL &/ YORK/ His Majesty's/ MINISTERS of STATE for AUSTRALIA/ have the honor to invite/ / to an Evening Reception at the/ Exhibition Building MELBOURNE,/ on the 9th of May 1901, at 8 o'clock.
Signed lower right hand corner: Julian & Howard/ Ashton. Deli
Invitation made out in hand to: Mr & Mrs Anthony Clota
|Artist:||Mr Julian & Howard Ashton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901|
|Person Named:||Anthony Clota, Victoria, Australia, 1901|
|Person Named:||Mrs Clota, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901|
|Person Named:||HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901|
|Person Named:||HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901|
|Place & Date Used:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901|