Friday, December 24, 2010

Australia at 1851

Did you know that Australia was represented at the very first World Exposition, at the London Crystal Palace 1851 Exhibition?

The display included a 'very motley collection of uncoordinated items representing New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land', supplemented by a late exhibit displaying specimens of the first gold found in Australia.

(From 'Seize the Day: Australia, Exhibitions and the World')

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