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Book - 'Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne 1888-9 Official Record', Sands & McDougall, 1890 Document Reg. No: SH 961173

Official Record for the Centennial International Exhibition held at the (Royal) Exhibition Building in Melbourne from 1 August 1888 to 31 January 1889. The book describes exhibition events, national courts with a listing of exhibits, and prize winners.

The Centennial International Exhibition celebrated 100 years of British settlement and surpassed the grand scale of the1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, attracting over two million visitors (Approximately 69% of the colony's population at the time).
Hard cover copy of the Official Record of the above exhibition with gold impressed decorative work on spine. At the back, there is a selection of fold-out illustrations of aspects of the exhibition, cloth backed, green colour.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 250 mm (Height), 175 mm (Width), 60 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, advertising, commerce, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, publications
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: reference materials
Title page: OFFICIAL RECORD/OF THE/Centennial International Exhibition/ MELBOURNE, 1888-1889. [Extensive text]
Printer: Sands & McDougall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889

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