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Newspaper Cutting - The Illustrated London News, 15 Sep 1888 Object Reg. No: SH 961434

Summary:
Pages 314-316 of The Illustrated London News dated 15 September 1888. The pages feature a number of images of the (Royal) Exhibition Building including an illustration of the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition opening ceremony which was held on 1 August 1888.
Description:
Pages 314-316 of The Illustrated London News dated September 15, 1888. Page 314 is a double page hand coloured illustration taken from a woodblock engraving showing the interior of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, at the opening of the Melbourne International Exhibition on August 1. The Governor of Victoria, (Sir Henry Loch) is pictured on the dais as he opens the Exhibition. He is flanked by various other dignitaries. A large crowd has gathered to watch the proceedings. The Organ is pictured in the background of the Great Hall. The motifs decorating the ceiling and walls of the Great Hall are depicted. The curtain across the nave of the Great Hall is tinted in yellow and pink. To the right of the illustration, exhibition cases of ceramics are just visible.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 400 mm (Height), 570 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, newspapers, royal exhibition building, ceremonies, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Text: 314-THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, SEPT. 15, 1888 /OPENING OF THE MELBOURNE EXHIBITION: THE GOVERNOR OF VICTORIA, SIR H B LOCH, DECLARING THE EXHIBITION OPEN IN THE QUEEN'S NAME./ FROM A SKETCH BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST, MR. MELTON PRIOR. Reverse: Extensive newspaper text.
Date Printed: The Illustrated London News, London, England, Great Britain, 15 Sep 1888
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889

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