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Book - 'Official Record Melbourne International Exhibition 1880 -1881', Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, 1882 Reg. No: SH 960238
- 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 Melbourne International Exhibition (MIE) ran from 1 October 1880 to 30 April 1881. The (Royal) Exhibition Building, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell, was especially constructed for the occasion. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.
- 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
|Dimensions:||50 mm (Height), 170 mm (Width), 253 mm (Length)|
|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|