Exhibitions-International & Colonial

The great exhibitions, originated in France that culminated with the French Industrial Exposition of 1844 held in Paris. This fair was followed by other national exhibitions in Europe and the United Kingdom.
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    .AUSTRALIA-BALLARAT
    1878
    Title:
    Victoria's first Juvenile Industrial Exhibition, Ballarat.
    Date:
    C1878
    Image Size:
    330mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    AS EXH 780316201 (DRW03)
    Description:

    Scenes of the interior of Victoria's first Juvenile Industrial Exhibition, held at the Alfred Hall, Ballarat.

    From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1879
    Title:
    Sir George Bowen Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Melbourne International Exhibition.
    Date:
    C1879
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    380mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Engraving.
    Stock Number:
    AS VM 790315193 (DRW08)
    Description:

    Engraving showing the laying of the foundation stone for the Melbourne Exhibition Building by the Governor of Victoria, Sir George Bowen.

    From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1879
    Title:
    Works at the Melbourne International Exhibition-Building.
    Date:
    C1879
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    380mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Engraving.
    Stock Number:
    AS VM 790802066 (DRW08)
    Description:

    Detailed engraving showing the Melbourne Exhibition Building under construction a wooden arch being manouvered into position.

    From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1880
    Title:
    Overlooking Melbourne From The Exhibition-Building
    Date:
    C1880
    Artist:
    Artist unknown Colonial School
    Image Size:
    250mm x 225mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    AS VM 800619080 (C052)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1880
    Title:
    Sir H. B. Sandford, British Commissioner to the Melbourne Exhibition
    Date:
    C1880
    Image Size:
    140mm x 125mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    AS EXH 800828232 (DRW03)
    Description:

    Engraved portrait of Herbert Sandford R.A. (1826–1892) British Commissioner.

    From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1880
    Title:
    The Melbourne Exhibition: The German Imperial Tent.
    Date:
    C1880
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    165mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    AS EXH 801023280 (DRW03)
    Description:
    Engraving of the German stand at the 1880 International Exhibition held at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

    From the original edition of The Australasian Sketcher.
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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1880
    Title:
    The Melbourne International Exhibition: Preparation of the Flags.
    Date:
    C1880
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    153mm x 203mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Engraving.
    Stock Number:
    AS VM 800911237A (DRW08)
    Description:

    Scarce engraving showing the installation of the various flags.

    From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1880
    Title:
    The Melbourne International Exhibition: The Central Avenue, Looking North.
    Date:
    C1880
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    305mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Engraving.
    Stock Number:
    AS VM 801023281 (DRW08)
    Description:

    Detailed engraving showing the interior of the Melbourne Exhibition Building  with the Queensland and New South Wales displays on the left.

    From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1886
    Title:
    Melbourne Exhibition Building
    Date:
    C1886
    Artist:
    Frederic B. Schell (1838-1900)
    Image Size:
    180mm x 250mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    PAA 1177 VM (C048)
    Description:
    One of the few remaining exhibition buildings in the world.
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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1886
    Title:
    The Carlton Gardens.
    Date:
    C1886
    Artist:
    William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920)
    Image Size:
    225mm x 150mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    PAA 1243 VM (C048)
    Description:

    Engraving of the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, Melbourne.

    The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the few remaining International Exhibitions buildings left in the world.

    Architect: Joseph Reed 
    Builder: 
     David Mitchell
    Foundation stone: 
     19 February 1879, laid by Governor George Bowen
    Completed: October 1, 1880 
    Electric lighting installed:  1888

    Major events held at the Royal Exhibition Building

    1880 - Melbourne International Exhibition - 1 October 1880 until 30 April 1881
    1888 - Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888 - 1st August 1888 until 31 January 1889
    1901 - Opening of the first Parliament of Australia - 9 May 1901
    1901 - New Australian flag design - 3 September 1901, the Countess of Hopetoun, announced the winners of a competition to design the Australian National Flag
    1902 - Australian Federal International Exhibition

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    Opening of the Melbourne Exhibition: The Governor of Victoria, Sir H. B. Loch, Declaring the Exhibition Open in the Queen's Name.
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    Melton Prior (1845-1910)
    Image Size:
    300mm x 225mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ILN VM 881103512 (C101)
    Description:

    View of the opening ceremony of the Centennial exhibition at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, Melbourne.

    The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the few remaining International Exhibitions buildings left in the world.

    Architect: Joseph Reed 
    Builder:  David Mitchell
    Foundation stone:  19 February 1879, laid by Governor George Bowen
    Completed: October 1, 1880 Electric lighting installed:  1888

    Major events held at the Royal Exhibition Building: 

    1880 - Melbourne International Exhibition - 1 October 1880 until 30 April 1881
    1888 - Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888 - 1st August 1888 until 31 January 1889
    1901 - Opening of the first Parliament of Australia - 9 May 1901
    1901 - New Australian flag design - 3 September 1901, the Countess of Hopetoun, announced the winners of a competition to design the Australian National Flag
    1902 - Australian Federal International Exhibition

    From the original edition of the The Graphic.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    Opening of the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition. The Procession: The Vice-Regal Carriage passing the Treasury Buildings, Spring street.
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    Unknown (1828-1913)
    Image Size:
    390mm x 250mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    ISM EXH 880804SUPP (DRW03)
    Description:
    Scarce engraving of The Vice-Regal Carriage passing the Treasury Buildings, Spring street for opening the Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne.

    Inset titles from top left clockwise:

    1. A Maori Pah NZ Court
    2.The Lake
    3.The N.Z. Art Section
    4. Germany's Tribute

    From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney Mail.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    Sketches at the Melbourne International Exhibition.
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    Unknown (1828-1913)
    Image Size:
    370mm x 263mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    ISM EXH 880825399 (DRW03)
    Description:
    Scarce engraving of the concert at the 1888 International Exhibition held at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

    Inset titles from top left clockwise:

    1. Fred K.H. Cowen esq
    2.The Concert
    3. After the Concert

    The orchestra consisted of 66 members; "all of whom are engaged to give their entire services to the commissioners during the period of the Exhibition. Sixteen of the players were engaged in London by Mr. Frederic H. Cowen, and the remainder were obtained from the colonies. The following is a complete list of their names, viz.-  Violins - G. Weston, G. A. Sutch, H, C. Quin (Adelaide), E. Sylvester (Sydney), C. J. Alger (Sydney), F. Schmellitscheck (Sydney), L. Iverson (Albury), A. Wenzel (Sydney), W. H. Thompson, W. J. Law, L. Quin, T. W. Busch, M. A. Phillips, R. F. Hess, A. Casiraghi, R. H. Hunter, A. V. Wallenstein, F. Kruse, F. E. Hornidge, H. T. Schrader (Adelaide), T. Dierich, R. Buttery (London), W. S. Wilson (London), W. A. Robins (London), Max Klein (London), J. P. Connolly (New Zealand).  Violas - Jan Meyroos (London), R. Bima, H. Dettmer, H. Edwards, B. Draeger (Sydney), - Mortimer (London)  Cellos. - J. [recte T.] Liebe (London), C. Reimers, R. Patek, H. E. S. Jeboult (Sydney), F. Finn (Brisbane), G. P. Frayling.  Basses. - A. Ceschina, G. Briese, S. Hore, H. Pikrot [sic ?], W. A. Brown, jun., A. R. Peters.  Bassoons. - P. Langdale (London), H. Wakefield.  Flutes - H. L. Stoneham, F. Burrough (Brisbane).  Oboes - W. H. Morton (London), W. C. Thomson.  Clarionets - J. W. Lundberg, W. Grainger.  Trumpet - H. Warnecke.  Cornets - E. Rawlins (London), J. W. Richardson, sen.  Trombones - R. A. Meek, W. Stoneham, W. Worsley.  Horns - A. Lawson (London), T. Seymour (London), A. Flewin (London), W. Maby (London).  Tuba - C. W. Berg [sic, recte C. R. Berg].  Harp - Fred Barker (London).  Drums - J. Munyard, jun., J. Twentyman."



    From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney Mail.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    Sketches at the Melbourne International Exhibition.
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    Unknown (1828-1913)
    Image Size:
    151mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    ISM EXH 880825 (DRW03)
    Description:
    Scarce engraving of scenes of the 1888 International Exhibition held at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

    Inset titles from top left clockwise:

    1. A Maori Pah NZ Court
    2.The Lake
    3.The N.Z. Art Section
    4. Germany's Tribute

    From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney Mail.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    The Governor and Escort Crossing Princes Bridge on the Way to the Exhibition.
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    Samuel Calvert (1828-1913)
    Image Size:
    151mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    IAN EXH 880815148A (DRW03)
    Description:
    Engraving of the Governor crossing Princes Bridge, on the way to the 1888 International Exhibition held at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

    From the original edition of The Illustrated Australian News.
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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    The International Exhibition at Melbourne, Australia.
    Date:
    C1880
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    220mm x 313mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    ILN VM 800214164 (C052)
    Description:

    Small birds eye view of the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, Melbourne.

    The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the few remaining International Exhibitions buildings left in the world.

    Architect: Joseph Reed 
    Builder:  David Mitchell
    Foundation stone:  19 February 1879, laid by Governor George Bowen
    Completed: October 1, 1880 Electric lighting installed:  1888

    Major events held at the Royal Exhibition Building: 

    1880 - Melbourne International Exhibition - 1 October 1880 until 30 April 1881
    1888 - Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888 - 1st August 1888 until 31 January 1889
    1901 - Opening of the first Parliament of Australia - 9 May 1901
    1901 - New Australian flag design - 3 September 1901, the Countess of Hopetoun, announced the winners of a competition to design the Australian National Flag
    1902 - Australian Federal International Exhibition

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    The Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition The Opening Ceremony.
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    300mm x 225mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    TG VM 880915281 (C051)
    Description:

    View of the interior of Exhibition building with the opening ceremony of the Centennial exhibition in progress. Inset portraits of Sir James McBain, president and Lieut. colonel Sargood, Vice President both on the executive commission of the 1888 Centennial Exhibition.

    From the original edition of the The Graphic.

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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    The Opening of the Centennial Exhibition-The Choir Rendering the Cantata.
    Date:
    C1880
    Artist:
    George Rossi Ashton (1857-1942)
    Image Size:
    355mm x 225mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    IAN VM 880815145 (DRW08)
    Description:

    Engraving showing the choir with the organ in the background for the opening ceremony.

    From the original edition of the Illustrated Australian News.
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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1888
    Title:
    Up-Country People Starting for the Exhibition.
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    William Ralston (1848-1911)
    Image Size:
    125mm x 125mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    TG EXH 880915284A (DRW03)
    Description:
    Engraving of rural visitors getting ready to get on a coach for the 1888 International Exhibition held at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. The artist has placed his name on the stign to the Stockmans Hotel.

    From the original edition of The Graphic.
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    .AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1890
    Title:
    Centennial International exhibition Melbourne 1888
    Date:
    C1890
    Artist:
    Adam Stephan
    Image Size:
    285mm x 355mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Photolithograph
    Stock Number:
    PVOA VM (C138)
    Description:

    View of the Exhibition Building, Carlton. Rare.

    This series of views were the first examples of the new printing technique of photo lithography. In this method the plate was photo sensitised and the image was then transferred by photography. The plate then was inked and printed in the traditional way. Rare.

    From Picturesque Views of Australia.

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    .AUSTRALIA-SYDNEY
    1870
    Title:
    The Exhibition Building of 1870, Alfred Park
    Date:
    C1870
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    100mm x 226mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    TG NS 701299 (B004)
    Description:

    Scarce engraving of the Exhibition Building in Prince Alfred Park, built in 1870, which was used for the annual Agricultural Show and various exhibitions and public gatherings. By the 1940s there were suggestions that it be used as an indoor swimming pool, but when this option proved too difficult it was demolished in 1954 to make way for an Olympic pool.

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    AUSTRALIA-ADELAIDE
    1888
    Title:
    The Jubilee Exhibition.
    Date:
    C1888
    Artist:
    William Crothers Fitler (1857-1915)
    Image Size:
    117mm x 176mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    PAA SA 2342 (C057)
    Description:

    The old Arts School Building in North Terrace.

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    AUSTRALIA-BRISBANE
    1876
    Title:
    Queensland Exhibition Building, Brisbane.
    Date:
    C1876
    Artist:
    Artist unknown
    Image Size:
    155mm x 247mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    TCJ QB 760826340 (C036)
    Description:

    From the original edition of the Town & Country Journal.

    Rare.

    Image celebrating the opening of the first Intercolonial Exhibition held in Queensland on the 26 August 1876.

    The Exhibition building was designed by Mr F.Stanley, Colonial Architect and was situated at the junction of Bowen Road and Gregory Terrace.


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    AUSTRALIA-MELBOURNE
    1880
    Title:
    The Great Organ at the Melbourne Exhibition.
    Date:
    C1880
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    236mm x 225mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Engraving.
    Stock Number:
    AS VM 800828210 (F38)
    Description:

    Fine engraving of the great organ at the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The Grand Organ was built in 1879-1880 by George Fincham of Richmond and was last played in 1920. The organ was removed between May and August 1965.

    From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

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