Leaflet from Stand 103, an exhibit of 'Indoor Pastimes for Boys & Girls' at the British Trade Exhibition, held in the Exhibition Building, 23 February - 10 April 1928. The page, from a larger booklet, features advertisements for two model making companies: Kliptiko (for boys) and Wenebrik (for girls).

This was the first exhibition of British goods since the Melbourne International Centennial Exhibition of 1888 and the first devoted solely to British goods. Organised by the Australian Association of British Manufactures, 175 exhibitors displayed almost one million articles from heavy industries to textiles and china. Designed 'to create a feeling of sentiment of trade within the empire', if Australian can't be bought, then buy British, not foreign was the catch cry. Objections were raised by the Australian Industries Protection League because some of the goods displayed were already manufactured in Australia.

Opened by the Governor General, Lord Stonehaven, St Paul's Cathedral chair under Dr Floyd, the University Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Heinze and massed choirs performed. Admission 1/-, children 6d, hours 11am - 10 pm, with special trains being run from Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Sale.

Physical Description

Cream leaflet, printed both sides and folded. Contains advertisements for, and pictures of, Kliptiko models and Wenebrik models,

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