24-12-1862: The Geelong Exhibition.

The Mercury, Hobart, Saturday 27th December 1862, page 3.

GEELONG INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (From the Herald Correspondent). Friday, 19th December”.

“The fact that the Industrial Exhibition in Geelong is to be opened to-morrow afternoon by his Excellency the Governor does not appear to create much stir or excitement in this usually dull town. The idea of an exhibition of colonial, and more especially local products, was first conceived by some gentlemen shortly after the Industrial Exhibition was held in Melbourne, and since then it has been steadfastly kept in view. In answer to the invitation requesting persons to send articles in for show, some five hundred applications were made for room, and, with so many entries, the committee felt themselves warranted in proceeding with the exhibition. The Mechanics Institute being the largest building in Geelong in which such an exhibition could take place, it was accordingly selected…”

“….Messrs. Ferguson and Urie, of Curzon street, North Melbourne have sent in a good collection of colonial stained glass”.


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