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Stereograph - Federation Celebrations, South Star Mine, Ballarat, Victoria, 1901 Image Reg. No: SH 960851

Photographer: George Rose, Melbourne.

Two almost identical sepia stereographic views mounted on thick brown card. The images show the South Star Gold Mine at Ballarat, on the occasion of the Duke of Cornwall and York's visit 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.
Description Of Content:
South Star Mine, Ballarat, on the occasion of the Duke of Cornwall and York's visit on 13 May 1901. In the background is the poppet head and shaft of the mine, a substantial building. In front of this is a weather board office building, decorated with bunting and flags. A large group is gathered in front of the building, dressed in good clothes, waiting the arrival of the Royal party. To the left, a group of uniformed military are assembled.
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, tim
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: 2933 Duke of York Celebrations, Ballaarat/ The South Star Mine on the Occasion of the Duke's Visit.; 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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