Souvenir catalogue for the Fourth Australian Exhibition, promoted by the Australian Natives Association (ANA), and held at the (Royal) Exhibition Building, 25 January - 22 February 1908.

The Australian Natives' Association was established in Melbourne in 1871 as a non-partisan and non-sectarian friendly society for Australian-born, white men seeking to shape Australia's nationhood and identity. The ANA was a strong advocate for Federation and became an advocate for White Australia. It was a staunch supporter of trade protection and immigration restriction, and Prime Minister Alfred Deakin was a member.

Physical Description

Small rectangular booklet consisting of 132 pages bound at the spine. On the front cover are various black and white illustrations of people in manufacturing industries at work, against a colour background of farmlands and various plants, flowers and fruits. At the top is an Australian Coat of Arms, while in the centre is a white map of Australia. Inside is various black text and illustrations printed on white pages. On the back cover is a colour advertisement for Foy and Gibson which has a large illustration of a cable tram filled with passengers.

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