Presentation album titled 'Route of the Royal Procession', presented Sir John Charles Hoad in 1901. The album sets out the details of the route of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall through Melbourne on 6 May 1901, together with regimental orders, lists of staff officers and of troop units lining the procession.

The opening of the Australian Parliament on 9 May 1901 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 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.

Sir John Charles Hoad was one of the principal figures of the post-Federation Australian army. He was made Deputy Adjutant General of the Military Board on its establishment and later became Inspector-General and Chief of the General Staff.

Physical Description

Bound volume in purple roan with gilt decoration, quarto, 18 pages. Quarto, Includes a diagram of the procession on 4 leaves.

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