Federation arch over street

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Where: New South Wales, , Australia

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When: 01 January 1900

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Format: Glass plate negative.

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Repository: Phillips Glass Plate Negative Collection, Powerhouse Museum www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/collection=Phillips_Glass_Plate_Negative

Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection

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Acquisition credit line: Gift of the Estate of Raymond W Phillips, 2008


Owner: Powerhouse Museum Collection
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    • 23/Dec/2008 06:04:36

    There is a stereo view of this is the Australian War Memorial Collection where it is called the Commonwealth Arch. There is another stereo view in the State Library of New South Wales where it is called the Citizens' Arch for Federation Celebrations. See here: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=14831 The reverse view of the Commonwealth Arch may be seen at the University of Melbourne here: app1.lib.unimelb.edu.au/cgi-bin/mua-search?tdetails=4548;... This arch was on the corner of Park Street and Elizabeth street. As such, that means Hyde Park can be seen at the left and right sides of the frame here.

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    • 30/Dec/2008 20:20:47

    The inset paintings here are quite unusual.

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    • 30/Dec/2008 20:41:21

    Lú - This and similar arches were erected in 1901 on the streets of Sydney to celebrate the Federation of the Australian colonies into the Commonwealth of Australia. They were temporary and taken down again in the weeks and months following Federation celebrations. As such, there was plenty of scope for creativity in construction such as the painted panels you mention. Similar celebratory arches were also erected in other major Australian cities for the celebrations.

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    Kat SWG

    • 10/Jan/2009 07:16:11

    Beautiful building. And thank you for the helpful notes.

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    • 12/Jun/2010 18:11:25

    sure looks a lot like the brandenburg gate in Berlin

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    • 20/Apr/2013 02:40:51

    Spot on composition.