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Postcard - Greetings from Melbourne & Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa 1906 Object Reg. No: SH 960660

Summary:
This is a black & white postcard featuring an artistic impression of the roof of the Exhibition Building below the word 'Melbourne', made in 1906. The postcard, which was sent from Australia to England in August 1906, contains a montage of black & white photographs within the letters 'Melbourne'. These photographs depict Aboriginal people, street scenes of Melbourne, the Exhibition Building, timber felling, industry, rivers and cattle.

The division of the reverse of the postcard, allowing a message to be written on one half and the address on the other, was not permitted in Australia until 1905.
Description:
A black & white postcard with the word 'Melbourne' written horizontally across the front. In the letters there are black & white photographs of buildings, street scenes in Melbourne, Aboriginal people, rivers, timber felling and more. Below the word 'Melbourne' is an outline of the roof of the Exhibition Building. On the reverse of the card there is a handwritten inscription and address in black ink and a one penny Victorian postage stamp in the top right hand corner.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, correspondence, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, aboriginal people, postcards, exterior views, rivers, cattle, buildings
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; 2033/53
Reverse, text: POST CARD; This part may be used for/ Correspondence./ For inland use only.; Address only to be here.
Reverse, handwritten: Dear Eva/ I hope you like/ this card it will/ add to your collect/ ion and I will send/ more later on I am/ sending this in an/ envelope as I think/ they get knocked about/ otherwise. Yours/ truly/ Emily.; Miss Corhen/ Oxford House/ Park Road/ Swanage/ England; Mr. Wareham / Dorset.
Reverse, postmarked: MELBOURNE/ AM/ 11:15/ 15.8.06
Place & Date Made: Australia, circa 1906

The division of the reverse of the postcard, allowing a message to be written on one half and the address on the other, was not permitted in Britain until 1902 and Australia until 1905.
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1906
Addressed To: Mrs Corhen, Swanage, England, Great Britain, 15 Aug 1906
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1906

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