This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building, showing a view through the garden of the south west corner of the building in 1908. The postcard, which was printed in Germany, was sent to Mr Jim Riu in Sydney, New South Wales in late March 1908.

The Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. On 9 May 1901, it hosted the opening of the First Commonwealth Parliament of Australia. By the early 20th century, picture postcards of the Exhibition Building were a popular Melbourne souvenir.

Physical Description

A colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building from south west showing garden and pathway in the foreground. There is a handwritten inscription across the top of the picture. On the reverse there is extensive handwritten text in black ink. In the top right hand corner there is an orange, one penny Victorian postage stamp. The card is dated 28 March 1908. The postmark is illegible.

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