The Illuminations of Melbourne - the General Post Office

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Title

The Illuminations of Melbourne - the General Post Office

Subject

Royal visit, God Save the Queen, lights, illuminations, Queen, royal family, General Post Office, Melbourne, English sentimentality, Queen Victoria, Victoria

Description

Image of the Melbourne General Post Office at night. The building was illuminated to celebrate the arrival of Queen Victoria to Australia. The lights on the building read "God Save the Queen" and "Long May She Reign." It was a medieval custom to decorate such things as streets, buildings and gates in honour of royal progresses, partly as a demonstration of loyalty to the monarch.

Creator

The Illustrated Australian News

Source

The Illustrated Australian News

Publisher

The Illustrated Australian News

Date

25 June 1887

Rights

The Illustrated Australian News

Format

Newspaper Article; Hyperlink

Language

English

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Citation

“The Illuminations of Melbourne - the General Post Office,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/198.