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Invitation - Reception for Duke & Duchess of Cornwall and York, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 9 May 1901 Reg. No: SH 881191
- Highly-coloured invitation to an evening reception at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on 9 May 1901, to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York following the opening of the first Federal Parliament. The invitation was sent to Mr and Mrs I. Loxton Menzies.
- Highly embossed, colour invitation. A figure of Britannia, in red dress and mailed vest holding a shield like the Union Jack, is on the left of the invitation; she reaches out her hand towards a younger female figure, representing Australia, who is dressed in blue and holds a shield which is white with a blue cross decorated with stars. There is a scroll in the centre of the certificate, and a border of vines. The royal crest is at the base of the certificate.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Miss Appleby - St John's Homes for Boys & Girls, 1988
|Dimensions:||37.00 cm (Height), 31.30 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||australian federation 1901, celebrations, civic mementoes, public institutions, royal exhibition building|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Our Federation Journey - Links & Resources|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Inscriptions:||IN CELEBRATION/ OF THE/ OPENING/ PARLIAMENT of the COMMONWEALTH/ OF AUSTRALIA/ To meet Their Royal Highnesses/ The DUKE and DUCHESS of CORNWALL &/ YORK/ His Majesty's/ MINISTERS of STATE for AUSTRALIA/ have the honor to invite/ / to an Evening Reception at the/ Exhibition Building MELBOURNE,/ on the 9th of May 1901, at 8 o'clock.
Signed lower right hand corner: Julian & Howard/ Ashton. Deli
Invitation made out in hand to: Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Menzies
|Addressed To:||Mr & Mrs I Menzies, Australia, 9 May 1901|
|Printer:||Sands & McDougall Limited, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901|
|Place & Date Used:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 May 1901|