Report of the Executive Commissioner for New South Wales to the World's Columbian Exposition. WORLD COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, SIR ARTHUR. RENWICK RENWICK, Sir Arthur.
Report of the Executive Commissioner for New South Wales to the World's Columbian Exposition.
Report of the Executive Commissioner for New South Wales to the World's Columbian Exposition.
Report of the Executive Commissioner for New South Wales to the World's Columbian Exposition.

Report of the Executive Commissioner…
Report of the Executive Commissioner for New South Wales to the World's Columbian Exposition.

Sydney: Charles Potter, 1894.

Thick octavo, folding site map frontispiece, black & white plates, many folding floor plans and diagrams; inscription in ink on top p.[1], contemporary half red morocco.

Detailed illustrated report on "the representation of our country…as well as on various matters which seemed …of importance…" at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Executive Commissioner Sir Arthur Renwick concluded that, "In the midst of the greatest Exhibition the World has ever seen, among the most complete representations of the World, New South Wales appeared in her proper rôle, as the mother Colony and the gracious standard-bearer of Australia and the South Seas" (p.417)Contains an extensive list (Appendix AA) of exhibitors and award recipients - "the results thus obtained, by our exhibits, has never before been equalled"- within the departments of fine arts, liberal arts, ethnology, agriculture and viticulture, printing, and manufactures, etc. "Representation of our country" included exhibits of rugs made of platypus fur and "native bear"; a "costume in New South Wales tweed"; the "Austin Perfect Patent Washer"; "substances used as food by the Aborigines"; and a "settler's bark hut"."Foreigners…from the great nations of Europe and elsewhere, examined our representation. Australia was to most of these a terra incognita, and the name of New South Wales was, on our first appearance in Chicago, imagined to be representative of some portion of Great Britain…Before the conclusion of the Fair, New South Wales and Sydney (generally spelt "Sidney" up to this time) were well known". It is noteworthy that in the alphabetical listing of "Commissions of Foreign Countries in the United States" (Appendix B), Australia comes in under "N" for New South Wales rather than "A".

Detailed illustrated report on "the representation of our country…as well as on various matters which seemed …of importance…" at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Executive Commissioner Sir Arthur Renwick concluded that, "In the midst of the greatest Exhibition the World has ever seen, among the most complete representations of the World, New South Wales appeared in her proper rôle, as the mother Colony and the gracious standard-bearer of Australia and the South Seas" (p.417)Contains an extensive list (Appendix AA) of exhibitors and award recipients - "the results thus obtained, by our exhibits, has never before been equalled"- within the departments of fine arts, liberal arts, ethnology, agriculture and viticulture, printing, and manufactures, etc. "Representation of our country" included exhibits of rugs made of platypus fur and "native bear"; a "costume in New South Wales tweed"; the "Austin Perfect Patent Washer"; "substances used as food by the Aborigines"; and a "settler's bark hut"."Foreigners…from the great nations of Europe and elsewhere, examined our representation. Australia was to most of these a terra incognita, and the name of New South Wales was, on our first appearance in Chicago, imagined to be representative of some portion of Great Britain…Before the conclusion of the Fair, New South Wales and Sydney (generally spelt "Sidney" up to this time) were well known". It is noteworthy that in the alphabetical listing of "Commissions of Foreign Countries in the United States" (Appendix B), Australia comes in under "N" for New South Wales rather than "A".

not in Ferguson (but see 18873-18874a).

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