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The Queen's Arch, Collins Street Melbourne, erected to commemorate the opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

Date: May 1901
Dimensions:
Overall: 82 x 109 mm
Medium: Photograph
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Transfer from the Australian War Memorial
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0047[814]
Place Manufactured:Melbourne

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    Description
    This photograph depicts the Queen's Arch which was erected in Collins Street in Melbourne, Victoria in May 1901 to commemorate the opening of the first Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is a tribute to the reign of the late Queen Victoria, who had died in January 1901. One newspaper article described:

    'Nothing could be more effective than the Queen's Arch at the Russell-street intersection - a striking structure in purple colors, surmounted with the statue of the late Queen Victoria in gold, above which was a huge crown.'

    'Swanston and Collins Streets', Australian Town and Country Journal, 11 May 1901, p 13.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Photograph of Decorative tall archway across city street which reads Victoria, beloved by all nations

    Web title: The Queen's Arch, Collins Street Melbourne, erected to commemorate the opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

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