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Book - 'Official Record Melbourne International Exhibition 1880 -1881', Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, 1882 Document Reg. No: SH 960238

Summary:
The 'Official Record of the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880 -1881' is a valuable resource regarding Melbourne's first International Exhibition. It outlines a brief history of the colony and exhibitions throughout history. It also provides a complete catalogue of exhibits, and jury reports and prizes. There are a number of advertisements throughout the publication.

The International Exhibition ran from 1 October 1880 to 30 April 1881. The exhibition building that still stands was constructed for the occasion, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.
Description:
Brown cloth hard covered copy of the Official Record of the above exhibition with gold impressed decorative work on spine.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 253 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne intercolonial victorian wine fruit grain 1884
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne International Exhibition 1880
Tertiary Classification: Reference Materials
Inscriptions: Text: Office copy Spine: OFFICIAL RECORD/OF THE/MELBOURNE/INTERNATIONAL/EXHIBITION/ 1880-1
Publisher: Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1882
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1880 - 30 Apr 1881
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 1882

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