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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2251

The Robin Hunt Collection
Royal Visits
To the Colonies
1901 Australia, New Zealand, Canada - The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (future King George V and Queen Mary) sailed aboard HMS Ophir. The main purpose was to open the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia at Melbourne in May 1901.
Comprehensive collection of brochures, menus, invitations, railway timetables relating to the Tour, including a mounted photograph of the Ophir, silk railway timetable issued by Queensland Railways, and a cream silk programme with gilt printing "In Celebration of the Opening of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia ... Reception by His Majesty's Ministers of State for Australia at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne on the 9th May, 1901" (27)

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