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- A Place & Date Depicted Melbourne, Australia
Postcard - 'Advance Australia', Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, circa 1917 Reg. No: SH 960705
- This is a sepia postcard of a floral arrangement in the Carlton Gardens, circa 1917. The postcard, which is unused, was made in Germany and depicts a shield, a kangaroo and an emu above the words 'Advance Australia'. (Note : its manufacture in Germany would preclude a war-time date.)
'Advance Australia' was the motto of the Australian Natives Association, which held ten displays at the Exhibition Building between 1905 and 1926.
- A black & white photograph showing a parterre garden bed decorated with a shield in the centre, a kangaroo on the left and an emu on the right. Underneath the shield are the words 'Advance Australia'. The patterns are formed from flowers and grass and are within the gardens of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. On the reverse of the card there is a handwritten inscription and address in black ink.
|Dimensions:||88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, nationalism, 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|
|Tertiary Classification:||souvenir postcards|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse, text: Exhibition Gardens,/ Melbourne
Reverse, text: POST CARD; This space may be used for Correspondence; Address only; Made in Germany; C2296 11
|Place & Date Made:||Germany, circa 1917|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1917|