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Stereograph - Federation Celebrations, Bridge Street, Ballarat, Victoria, 1901 Image Reg. No: SH 960846

Photographer: George Rose, Melbourne.

Two almost identical sepia stereographic views mounted on thick brown card. The images depict the street decorations in Bridge Street, Ballarat, in honour of the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York on 13 May 1901. While in Ballarat, the Royal party also visited the South Star Gold Mine.

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:
Street decorations in Bridge Street, Ballarat, in honour of the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York on 13 May 1901. Bunting is hung across the street forming a semi-canopy. Lanterns are strung from the bunting. A large crowd is visible in the street, all walking away from the camera.
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
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text: 2948 Duke of York Celebrations, Ballaarat/ The Decorations in Bridge Street.; ROSE'S STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS/ COPYRIGHT.; Sold only by/ GEORGE ROSE/ PUBLISHER/ Melbourne.
Format: Stereograph: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Publisher: George Rose, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901


Brenda McManus Posted on 14 May 2010 1:05 PM
My G. Grandfather Dan Hassett cracked whips for the royalty on this occasion I believe. Wondering if there is any record photos.
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 May 2010 3:16 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Brenda, try searching your Great Grandfather's name on Picture Australia, http://www.pictureaustralia.org/
Marie Lehmann Posted on 17 Oct 2012 5:48 PM
Hello Brenda, there are 3 photos on ehive.com, here's the link for one of them: http://ehive.com/account/3492/object/142758/Photograph_-_Dan_Hassett_presenting_an_exhibition_to_the_Prince
Marie Lehmann Posted on 17 Oct 2012 5:51 PM
Here's a good close-up one of him:
Marie Lehmann Posted on 17 Oct 2012 5:53 PM
And here's a group one:
Marie Lehmann Posted on 17 Oct 2012 5:59 PM
I believe all the photos are from the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. There's also one of him on a horse:

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