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Stereograph - Federation Celebrations, Entrance to South Star Mine, Ballarat, Victoria, 1901 Image Reg. No: SH 960849

Photographer: George Rose, Melbourne.

Two almost identical sepia stereographic views mounted on thick brown card. The images show the entrance to the South Star Gold Mine, Ballarat, on the occasion of the visit of the Duke of Cornwall and York on 13 May 1901.

The opening of the Australian Parliament was an occasion for great celebrations in Victoria. Ten days of festivities (from 6-16 May) were planned to mark the Federation of the new nation and honour the Royal visitors, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The city of Melbourne was transformed with decorations - flags, bunting, colourful lights and festive arches - and a series of public events were held, including a military tattoo, several street parades and a visit to Ballarat where similar decorations were put up to mark the occasion.
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Entrance to the South Star Mine, Ballarat, on the occasion of the visit of the Duke of Cornwall and York on 13 May 1901. On the left is a weather board office building. The verandah has been decorated in bunting, ribbon and flags. Mounted police wait at the entrance. An open horse-drawn carriage stands at the entrance, with a line of horse-drawn cabs behind. A large group of onlookers wait nearby. The workings of the mine and a large mullock heap are visible in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Gertrude Parr, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.20 cm (Height), 17.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, celebrations, civic mementoes, mining, royal visits, souvenirs
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text: 2935 Duke of York Celebrations, Ballaarat/ The Entrance to the South Star Mine.; Sold only by/ GEORGE ROSE/ PUBLISHER/ Melbourne.; ROSE'S STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS/COPYRIGHT.
Format: Stereograph: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: South Star Mine, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Publisher: George Rose, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901

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