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Postcard - Olympics for Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1990 Object Reg. No: SH 960659

Summary:
This is a colour postcard showing the Royal Exhibition Building with trees and the lake in the foreground, 1990. The postcard, which is unused, was made in support of Melbourne's bid for the 1996 Olympic Games. The card lists the Royal Exhibition Building as the venue for boxing, fencing, judo, wrestling and modern pentathlon (fencing). The first day of issue for the postcard was 22 June 1990.
Description:
A colour postcard with a photograph of the Royal Exhibition Building on the front. Behind the photograph there is a duotone pattern depicting an aerial view of Melbourne. On the reverse of the card there is a colour photograph of a koala, text, an Olympic postage stamp printed in the top right hand corner and space for an address and message. The card is unused.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 100 mm (Height), 150 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, civic mementoes, exterior views, olympic games melbourne bid 1996, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, postcards, martial arts
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Olympic Bids - Melbourne 1996
Tertiary Classification: postcards
Inscriptions: Reverse, text: Australia Post; Royal Exhibition Building./ Venue for Boxing - Fencing - Judo/ - Wrestling - Modern Pentathlon/ (Fencing).; Olympic for/ Melbourne/ Australia 1996; AIR MAIL/ PAR AVION; POSTAGE PRE-PAID AUSTRALIA; FOR POSTING IN AUSTRALIA/ AND DELIVERY WORLDWIDE; FIRST DAY OF ISSUE/ 22 JUNE 1990/ MELBOURNE VIC 3000/ Olympics/ for/ Melbourne/ 1996; Royal Exhibition Building - J. Baker, A.P.L. Koala - C. & S. Pollitt. A.N.T. Photo Library
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jun 1990-Dec 1990
Manufacturer (Possible): Australia Post, Australia, 1990
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1990

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