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Women exhibitors at the first Australian international exhibitions


Orr, K, Women exhibitors at the first Australian international exhibitions, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 12, (3) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1532-5768 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2012 Kirsten Orr and The Johns Hopkins University Press

DOI: doi:10.1353/cch.2011.0026


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 centres 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 before, had been the destination mainly of convicts and their keepers. The Sydney International Exhibition was immediately followed by the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880 in the neighbouring colony of Victoria, approximately six hundred miles to the south. The success of these exhibitions inspired the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, held in 1888 to celebrate one hundred years of white settlement in Australia. All 3 exhibitions were magnificent events to which almost everyone was welcome. These were events where visitors surveyed the greatest achievements of the age and participated enthusiastically in the festivities, the pomp and the ceremony.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:women exhibitors, first international exhibition
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:107508
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2016-03-17
Last Modified:2016-10-24
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