Summary

Stereograph showing a German procession passing under the German Arch, Melbourne, which took place in May 1901. The image was published by the photographer George Rose.

The opening of the Australian Parliament on 9th May 1901 was an occasion for great celebrations in Melbourne. Ten days of festivities (from 6-16 May) were planned to mark the Federation of the new nation and honour the Royal visitors, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The city was transformed with decorations - flags, bunting, colourful lights and festive arches - and a series of public events were held, including a military tattoo and several street parades. Unprecedented numbers of people arrived in Melbourne from the rest of Victoria and throughout Australia to take part in the celebrations.

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Sepia tones stereograph on brown card, image shows Duke of York Celebrations German horse drawn float in procession passing under the German Arch.

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Sepia tones stereograph on brown card, image shows Duke of York Celebrations German horse drawn float in procession passing under the German Arch.

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