C1880

The International Exhibition at Melbourne, Australia.

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S/N: ILN-VM-800214164–198912
(C052)

Full Title:

The International Exhibition at Melbourne, Australia.

Date:

C1880

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

313mm 
x 220mm

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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