Princes Bridge decorated with commemorative arch to celebrate the opening of Federal Parliament, Melbourne, May 1901.

Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

Description of Content

Princes Bridge and the Yarra River. There is a ceremonial arch on the south end of the bridge. The arch is marking the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York for the opening of the First Federal Parliament.

More Information