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Postcard - 'Advance Australia', Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, circa 1917 Object Reg. No: SH 960443

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'.

'Advance Australia' was the motto of the Australian Natives Association, which held ten displays at the Exhibition Building between 1905 and 1926.
A sepia matte photograph showing a parterre garden bed in the shape of a shield, with 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 space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 135 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, horticulture, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, gardens, 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: 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

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