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Book - 'Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne 1888-9 Official Record', Sands & McDougall, 1890 Document Reg. No: SH 960237

Summary:
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).
Description:
Dark brown leather bound hard copy of the Official Record of the above exhibition, with gold impressed coat of arms and lettering on front cover. The pages are gilt edged. Approx 1137 pages. Inside, a full catalogue of all items exhibited interspersed with lithographs of the interior of the Exhibition halls.
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
Inscriptions: Front cover: CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/ Melbourne/ 1888-9/OFFICIAL RECORD.
Spine: OFFICIAL RECORD/CENTENNIAL/INTERNATIONAL/EXHIBITION/MELBOURNE/ 1888-9.
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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