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Postcard - Monument to Sir William Clarke, Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, 1907 Image Reg. No: SH 960444

This is a colour postcard of a monument to Sir William John Clarke, 1907. The postcard, which was made in Germany, has a handwritten inscription on the reverse and was posted from Adelaide to Clarence Park, South Australia on 2 June 1907.

Sir William John Clarke was the President of the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-1881. The monument, sculpted by Edgar Bertram Mackennal, was unveiled in July 1902 in the Treasury Gardens, Melbourne.
A colour tinted photograph of the monument to Sir William John Clarke, which is surrounded by a decorative metal post and chain fence. The monument is Grecian in style, with a bust of Sir William at the top. On a column beneath this are the figures of a young woman and man. The woman is standing and has a laurel wreath in her hand. The young man is sitting. A garden with extensive trees is visible behind the statue. On the reverse of the postcard there is a handwritten address and message. In the upper right hand corner there is an orange one penny, South Australian postage stamp.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, correspondence, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, sculptures, postcards
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: Sir W. J. Clarke's Monument, Melbourne
Reverse, text: POST CARD; This space may be used for Correspondence; For Address Only; Made in Germany/ 33.
Reverse, handwritten: How about the Ports now. do/ you still like their chance/ you were proud on the holiday/ you and your friend why/ wear Black and White you/ live a long way from port/ adelaide. of course you know/ best you must encourage them/ J.; Miss Morton/ C/o Mrs Hill/ Clarence Park/ South Australia
Reverse, postmark: ADELAIDE/ STH 2 AUS/ JU 2/ 2:43PM/ 07
Place & Date Made: Germany, 1907
Addressed To: Miss Morton, Clarence Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 02 Jun 1907
Date Inscribed: 1907
Place Depicted: Treasury Gardens

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