Two almost identical sepia stereographic views mounted on thick brown card. The images show the Children's Fete held at the Exhibition Oval on 11 May 1901. The Exhibition Building is just visible in the background.

The opening of the Australian Parliament was an occasion for great celebrations in Melbourne. Ten days of festivities (from 6-16 May) were planned to mark the Federation of the new nation and honour the Royal visitors, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The city was transformed with decorations - flags, bunting, colourful lights and festive arches - and a series of public events were held, including a children's fete, military tattoo and several street parades. Unprecedented numbers of people arrived in Melbourne from the rest of Victoria and throughout Australia to take part in the celebrations.

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Parade of young girls at the celebrations for the Duke of York's visit in 1927.Large crowd in the background and girls dressed in white.

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Black and white stereograph.

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