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Sydney International Exhibition, Sydney, 1879-1880


Orr, K, Sydney International Exhibition, Sydney, 1879-1880, Historical Dictionary of World's Fairs and Expositions, 1851-1988 (2nd ed), JE Findling, KD Pelle (ed), North Carolina, 1, pp. 65-67 (2008) [Entry]

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In 1879 the British colony of New South Wales hosted the first international exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. Never before had an international exhibition been held so far from the cultural and commercial centers of Europe. Exhibits and visitors from all the great nations of the world made the daunting sea journey to the remote and little-known colony that, less than forty years ago, had been the destination mainly of convicts and their keepers.

Item Details

Item Type:Entry
Keywords:Sydney International Exhibition, World Fair
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Orr, K (Professor Kirsten Orr)
ID Code:107503
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2016-03-17
Last Modified:2016-03-17

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