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Catalogue - Centenary All-Australian Exhibition, Ramsay Publishing, 1934 Document Reg. No: SH 960279

The catalogue was published in 1934 by Ramsay Publishing Pty Ltd, 197-207 King St, Melbourne, for the All-Australian Exhibition held at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne between October 13 and November 10, 1934. The Exhibition was conducted by the Victorian Chamber of Manufactures and the Australian Natives' Association, in connection with the Victorian Centenary.

The Australian Natives' Association was a Friendly Society which provided benefits to its Australian-born members. It was a staunch supporter of trade protection and immigration restriction, and Prime Minister Alfred Deakin was a member.
Official souvenir catalogue, yellow cover, 97 pages. The front cover has a black and white photograph of the city of Melbourne in 1934 and coloured hand drawn illustrations representing progress in Victoria between 1834 and 1934. The first shows white settlers arriving, guns in hand, while Aborigines crouch in the background. The second drawing shows an industrial factory with the chimneys belching smoke. Inside, the catalogue has information on Victorian pioneers, Victorian industry and a full list of exhibitors. Advertisements throughout.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr John Lack, 1995
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 28.00 cm (Height), 21.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: aboriginal people, celebrations, centenaries, exhibitions, indigenous peoples, melbourne centenary 1935, royal exhibition building, victoria centenary 1934-1935
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Australian Natives Association (ANA), Melbourne, Victoria
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Secondary Classification: Exhibitions & Trade Shows
Tertiary Classification: catalogues
Inscriptions: Text: 100/ years of / progress; 1834; 1934; Souvenir / OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF THE / CENTENARY / ALL-AUSTRALIAN EXHIBITION; EXHIBITION BUILDING / OCTOBER 13TH to NOVEMBER 10TH /1934/ Conducted by the Victorian Chamber of Manufactures and / The Australian Natives' Association (Metropolitan Committee) in connection with the / VICTORIA AND MELBOURNE CENTENARY; PRICE 6D.
Publisher: Ramsay Publishing Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Organiser of Event: Australian Natives' Association (ANA), Victoria, Australia, 1934
Organiser of Event: Victorian Chamber of Manufacturers, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Place & Date of Event: All-Australian Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934

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