In continuing posts on the Federation celebrations and the march to Centennial Park, we have a post featuring one of the decorative archways placed around the city to commemorate the event.
This a photo of the American arch, courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum which was erected near the intersection of Pitt Street and Hunter Street which I believe the procession passed under in the early stages of the journey to Centennial Park.
American troops were requested to join the celebrations but it was not possible at the time so the USA made this contribution to the celebrations.
This photo from the Powerhouse Museum has no known copyright restrictions, but there are a number of better photographs which I could not use of decorative archways from both Melbourne and Sydney on the Old Parliament House Flickr page. We have a link to this page in our sources section below.
I would strongly recommend taking a look at the beautifully elegant decorations which help to highlight how important this day was in Australia’s history and the trouble the people of the time went to in order to celebrate the event.
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