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Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Date: 1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 89 x 131 mm
Medium: Photographic print on paper.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00019564
Place Manufactured:Victoria

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    Description
    This postcard showing a view of Collins Street in Melbourne, Victoria, was produced by the Australian government for the visiting United States Navy's Battle fleet in 1925. The reverse is inscribed, 'Issued by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to the Officers and Men of the American Fleet, July-August, 1925'.
    SignificanceThis postcard is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States Battle Fleet to Australia, which renewed the Australian-American alliance established by the Great White Fleet visit in 1908. The 1925 visit contributes to a long history of US Naval visits to Australian ports starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and later visits in the 1940s in the lead-up to World War II.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

    Primary title: Issued by the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to the Officers and men of the American Fleet, July-August, 1925

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