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Postcard - Royal Exhibition Building & Views of Melbourne, Biscay Greetings, Melbourne, circa 1990 Object Reg. No: SH 960880

Summary:
This is a colour postcard of seven views of Melbourne, including one of the southern facade of the Royal Exhibition Building with the lake in the foreground, circa 1990. The other six views are of the Yarra River at sunset, a city streetscape with cars and trams, Cook's Cottage in the Fitzroy Gardens, an aerial view of Melbourne, a beach scene and Collins Street. The postcard, which is unused, was made by Biscay Greetings Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
Description:
A coloured postcard featuring 7 colour photographs of Melbourne. In the centre of the postcard is a view of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building with the lake in the foreground. A woman is sitting and sketching by the waters edge. On the left hand side are views of the Yarra River at sunset, a streetscape and Cook's Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens. On the right hand side there is an aerial view of Melbourne, a beach scene and another streetscape. On the reverse of the card there is text about Melbourne and space for a message, address and a stamp. The card is unused.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Betty Durre, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 105 mm (Height), 148 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, civic mementoes, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, beaches, streetscapes, aerial photographs, trams, postcards
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: GREETINGS/ FROM/ MELBOURNE
Reverse, text: biscay/ GREETING; AFFIX/ STAMP/ HERE; AUSTRALIA; MELBOURNE, the capital of Victoria and the/ second most popular city in Australia, was founded/ in 1835 by John Pascoe Fawkner and has grown/ into a dynamic city of over 3 million people. It is the/ financial centre of Australia where modern sky-/ scrapers have risen next to the elegant buildings of/ the past. The quiet waters of the Yarra River flow/ through landscaped parks and gardens to the/ bustling activity of Melbourne's docks./ 2AUS - Biscay Greetings Pty. Ltd. Telephone (03) 890 0491.; ADDRESS; POSTCODE
Publisher: Biscay Greetings Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990
Place & Date Depicted: Yarra River, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990
Place & Date Depicted: Captain Cooks Cottage, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990

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