Launceston Family Album: Tasmanian International Exhibition 1891-92

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Media: DATA CD - 2 CDs
Author: Launceston Library
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9781921807251
Publisher: Friends of the Launceston Library

International Exhibitions began in London in 1851, with traders (men and women) attending from all over Europe and the British colonies display their products, including various Australian colonies.

A building, which at the time was one of the largest in the world, and cost £14,000, was built in Lauceston in the early 1890s to house the Tasmanian International Exhibition which was held in 1891-92. The exhibition ran for four months and attracted over 260,000 people.

The Launceston Family Album is the name given to a joint project of Friends of the Library Launceston and the Launceston Library (now Launceston LINC). The project is based on a collection, held by the Library, of small passport-sized photographs of those people who had season tickets to the 'Tasmanian International Exhibition' in Launceston in 1891-92. The aim of the project was to identify and find information about the people in the album.

This product comes on 2 CDs. The first disc is a searchable database of the people who were a part of the Tasmanian International Exhibition. You can find information such as name, spouses, children, birth dates, country of birth and residence, and other important notes. Disc 1 is searchable using QFHSdatasearch, this is a generic interface designed to search genealogy databases and developed by the Queensland Family History Society. This version features field oriented and keyword searches, Boolean selection, sorting and wildcard searches, and comes on the CD.

The second disc contains the Commissioners' Album and biographies of men in Launceston, Exhibition portraits and many photographs of the Exhibition as the Official Catalogue of the Tasmanian International Exhibitions. Caricatures from the Exhibitions by Alf Vincent are also included, as well as stories from 'The Examiner'. Disc 2 is readable using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Launceston Family Album: Tasmanian International Exhibition 1891-92


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