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Postcard - Royal Exhibition Building & Views of Melbourne, Biscay Greetings, Melbourne, circa 1990 Object Reg. No: SH 960686

Summary:
This is a colour postcard of five views of Melbourne, including one of part of the southern facade of the Royal Exhibition Building, circa 1990. The other four views are of a flower clock, a tram, flower beds and a statue in front of the Arts Centre spire. The postcard, which is unused, was made by Biscay Greetings Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
Description:
A coloured postcard with five views of Melbourne. In the centre in an oval border is a view of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building with the lake in the foreground. The building is reflected in the water. Four other views of Melbourne are in each corner surrounding the central image. The borders are brown and yellow. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 102 mm (Height), 143 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, civic mementoes, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, gardens, 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/ Melbourne; AFFIX/ STAMP/ HERE; ADDRESS; POSTCODE; AUSTRALIA; Nature would appear to have made up her/ mind in the beginning that MELBOURNE/ should be a place of gardens. The Royal/ Botanical Gardens were founded in 1846/ by Charles Latrobe. Late, William/ Guilfoyle was assigned to do most to the/ landscape designing. Today the parks/ and gardens have a variety of trees and/ vast expanses of green lawns, statues/ and flower clock./ BG 220; Copyright Biscay Greetings Pty. Ltd./ Telephone (03) 544 5144
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: The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990

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