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Trip to Australia and New Zealand 1888-1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y308A

Scope and Contents

An album containing mounted photographs of various sizes, by various photographers, with either handwritten captions or captions on the prints. The captions may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. The photographs were bought during a tour to Australia and New Zealand, breaking down into geographical units thus: 1-8 Suez Canal and Aden; 9-127 Australia; 128-135 New Zealand; 136-137 Naples; 138 Group portrait of exhibitors, Melbourne 1888.


  • Creation: 1888 - 1889

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Biographical / Historical

It seems probable that this album represents the private collection of someone (possibly J.F. Butterworth) who had some professional connection with the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1888, since it includes a group photograph of English exhibitors, and as well as general views of the exhibition buildings, pictures entitled 'Moseley's exhibit' (a Northern-based tailor), and 'Interior of Mr. Goodwood's Office', which would seem to imply a somewhat more specialised interest in the proceedings than mere tourism.


1 album(s) (138 images in 1 album)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Most prints are in good condition, but with slight fading in from the edges.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Album presented to the Royal Colonial Institute by J.F. Butterworth, April 1919.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche numbers 1-3.


This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.



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