Publication titled on the cover 'The Duke and Duchess, a memento of their visit to Melbourne and opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia', May 1901, second edition, published by Leslie W. Craw and printed by D.W. Paterson, Melbourne.

The eighty-page publication was produced as a photographic memento of the visit to Melbourne by George - later King George V of England - and his wife May, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The opening photographs include full-length portraits of their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York across pages 4-5 respectively, as well as His Excellency, The Earl of Hopetoun, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and his wife, Her Excellency The Countess of Hopetoun. There is also a double portrait of the Duke and Duchess on page 21.

Physical Description

Soft-covered book with green binding, stapled in three places, containing 80 pages. Photos are framed with scrolls & decorative borders. Front cover, LR corner, depicts a photograph of an outdoor Australian scene, with a stream and eucalyptus in soft green-grey hues. Celtic scrolls in gold decorate the cover.

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