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Postcard - South West Facade, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa 1906 Image Reg. No: SH 960588

This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building, showing a view through the garden of the south west corner of the building circa 1906. The postcard, which was made in Germany, was sent to Bertha Yoxou of Stawell West. The card is postmarked 30 May 1907.

The Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. On 9 May 1901, it hosted the opening of the First Commonwealth Parliament of Australia. By the early 20th century, picture postcards of the Exhibition Building were a popular Melbourne souvenir.
A colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building from south west with garden beds in the foreground. On the reverse there is a handwritten address and message in blue ink. In the upper right hand corner there is an orange Victorian postage stamp postmarked Ararat, 30 May 1907.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 89 mm (Height), 139 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: correspondence, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, buildings, civic mementoes
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: Exhibition Building. Melbourne.
Reverse, text: POST CARD; This Space may be used for Correspondence.; For Address Only.; Made in Germany.; 24.
Reverse, handwritten: 30/5/07; Dear Bertha/ your Uncles/ address is/ 86 Chapel St/ East St Kilda/ hope all well Melb/ J Yoxou; Miss B. Yoxou/ Stawell West
Reverse, postmarked: ARARAT/ MY 30/ 1907/ VICTORIA
Place & Date Made: Germany, circa 1906
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1906
Addressed To: Miss B Yoxou, 1907
Place & Date Used: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 1907

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