Australia Day, Adelaide
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Australia Day, Adelaide

1915. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and dated “July 30th 1915” in ink on backing below image, 15.3 x 20.8cm. Silvering, soiling and scuffs, chips to edges, laid down on original backing.

Shows a group of people in fancy dress on a float. Signs on banner and side of wagon include “From the Kings” and “Hugh Morrell & Co…Case Makers.”

Australia Day was celebrated on the 30th of July in 1915 for the purpose of encouraging local communities to organise entertainment and events to raise funds for Australian troops. The current Australia Day, held on 26th of January, did not gain national acceptance until 1935. Ref: AWM; Australiaday.org.

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Item #CL181-119

Price (AUD): $770.00  other currencies

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