One of a set of 47 original photographs of the Australian Federation celebrations in Melbourne 1901 to mark the opening of the first Federal Parliament of Australia. The photographs trace the Royal Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York for the occasion, from their arrival in Melbourne on the Royal Yacht 'Ophir' at St Kilda Pier on 6 May 1901 to their departure for Brisbane at Port Melbourne Railway Station on 19 May 1901. The photographs include scenes of the Federation Arches throughout Melbourne, Illuminated City Buildings,'The Opening of Parliament', 'German, Russian, Dutch and American cruisers at Port Melbourne', 'Royal Review at Flemington Racecourse', 'Royal Yacht Ophir and British War Ships', 'The Russian Cruiser Cromoboi...' and 'State School Fetes at the Exhibition Building'.

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Princes Bridge, Melbourne, illuminated at night, looking south-west from the city end.The bridge is adorned with the Municipal [City] Arch for the Federation celebrations and the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in May 1901. In the distance is an illuminated city building with the words 'Welcome to Australia'.

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black and white, silver gelatin, photograph mounted on grey card.

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