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Negative - Federation Celebrations, Princes Bridge with Federation Arch, Melbourne, Victoria, May 1901 Image Reg. No: MM 8171

Princes Bridge decorated with commemorative arch to celebrate the opening of Federal Parliament, Melbourne, May 1901.

Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Description Of Content:
Princes Bridge and the Yarra River. There is a ceremonial arch on the south end of the bridge. The arch is marking the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York for the opening of the First Federal Parliament.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from T. Beckett, 1990
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bridges, masonry arch bridges, rivers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937), The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Metropolitan - Melbourne
Organisations Depicted: Yarra River; Princes Bridge; Duke of Cornwall & York, Prince George; Duchess of Conrwall & York, Princess Mary
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 1901
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, May 1901

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