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Stereograph - Federation Celebrations, Earl & Countess of Hopetoun, Ballarat, Victoria, 1901 Image Reg. No: SH 960844

Summary:
Photographer: George Rose, Melbourne.

Two almost identical sepia stereographic views mounted on thick brown card. The images show the Earl and Countess of Hopetoun (Australia's first Governor General and his wife) in an open horse-drawn carriage, passing underneath the Marble Arch, Bridge Street, Ballarat 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:
The Earl and Countess of Hopetoun (Australia's Governor General and his wife) in an open horse-drawn carriage, passing underneath the Marble Arch, Bridge Street, Ballarat on 13 May 1901. The Arch is a classic style and is topped by large portraits of King Edward VII, and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. Union Jacks fly from each corner of the Arch and it is hung with festive bunting. A large crowd lines the street and the decorations lining Sturt St are visible through the Arch.
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, royal visits, souvenirs
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, John Adrien Louis Hope, Governor of Victoria & Governor-General of Australia (1860-1908)
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text: 2934 Duke of York Celebrations, Melbourne./ Earl and Countess of Hopetoun Passing Under Marble Arch, Bridge St.; Sold only by/ GEORGE ROSE/ PUBLISHER/ Melbourne.; ROSE'S STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS/COPYRIGHT.
On the Arch: WELCOME/ TO THE TOWN OF BALLARAT/ THE DUKE & DUCHESS
Format: Stereograph: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Publisher: George Rose, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: Right Honourable John Hopetoun, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1901

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