The card provides complimentary admission to an Engineering Exhibition held at the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings from 10-15 August, circa 1956. The purpose of the exhibition was to showcase 'a thousand and one ideas for reducing the cost of production in industry'. In the first half of the twentieth century the Exhibition Building was used for many different trade fairs and shows. Trade fairs and shows were a way of communicating with the general public and industry, new ideas and practices. The later opening hours of the exhibition, 12pm -10pm, was one way to encourage people to attend after working hours.

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Small, rectangular card with blue printed text and a red complimentary stamp. The text is faded in some parts.

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