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International Exhibitions and Urban Aspirations: Launceston, Tasmania, in the Nineteenth Century


Neale, A, International Exhibitions and Urban Aspirations: Launceston, Tasmania, in the Nineteenth Century, Cultures of International Exhibitions 1840-1940: Great Exhibitions in the Margins, Ashgate, M Filipova (ed), Surrey, England, pp. 251-271. ISBN 9781472432810 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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As separate British colonies (prior to Federation in 1901 ), the Australian states, including Tasmania, participated in most of the large international exhibitions of the nineteenth century, beginning with London in 1851. The Australian contributions to the Great Exhibition were, however, assembled in rather an ad hoc fashion, with many submissions made by individuals without much reference to an overall organization. Recognizing the time and work involved in obtaining and preparing suitable exhibits, shipping them safely and displaying them to best advantage, some colonies decided to organize local or inter-colonial exhibitions, to take place in the year preceding a major international exhibition, both as an aid to preparation and for the benefit of the local community. Melbourne, for example, hosted such exhibitions in 1854, 1861, 1866, 1872 and 1875, prior to the Paris 1855, London 1862, Paris 1867, Vienna.1873 and Philadelphia 1876 events.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Launceston, Tasmania, nineteenth century, international exhibition
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Other built environment and design
Research Field:Other built environment and design not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Neale, A (Dr Anne Neale)
ID Code:103864
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2015-10-28
Last Modified:2017-11-13

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