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Departure of colonial visitors: the last glimpse of old England

Date: 1886
Dimensions:
Overall: 400 x 275 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00000920
Place Manufactured:London

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    Description
    A page from the Illustrated London News 20 November 1886. It features a full page engraving titled 'Departure of colonial visitors: the last glimpse of old England'. The related article mentions that many Australians, New Zealanders and Cape Colonists would have chosen this year [1886] to visit the old country for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition and would now be returning to their distant places of colonial settlement.
    HistoryThe Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 was a very substantial exhibition held in South Kensington in London, and intended to stimulate commerce and strengthen the bonds within the British Empire. The exhibition was opened by Queen Victoria, and when it closed had received 5.5 million visitors

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