Melbourne Centennial Exhibition

The Melbourne Centennial Exhibition was organised to celebrate a century of European settlement in Australia. The Exhibition Building, constructed in 1880 for the Melbourne International Exhibition, was extended and reused. The Centennial Exhibition focused on Australia itself, and emphasised music and painting that attracted many visitors.[1] However the Exhibition wasn't recognised by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) as a World's Fair.

Melbourne Centennial Exhibition
The Royal Exhibition Building
BIE-classUnrecognized exposition
NameMelbourne Centennial Exhibition
CountryColony of Victoria
VenueCarlton Gardens
Coordinates37°48′22″S 144°58′13″E
OpeningAugust 1, 1888 (1888-08-01)
Universal expositions
PreviousMelbourne International Exhibition (1880) in Melbourne
NextExposition Universelle (1889) in Paris


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