1879 Sydney International Exhibition

The Sydney International Exhibition in 1879 was the first World's Fair in the southern hemisphere (although not officially recognised by BIE). The purpose-built Garden Palace, Sydney Exhibition Building stood for only three years before burning down in 1882.
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Construction of the Garden Palace. The Garden Palace was built in only eight months to house the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879 in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It burnt down in 1882.

Construction of the Garden Palace. The Garden Palace was built in only eight months to house the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879 in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It burnt down in 1882.

The Garden Palace was built in only eight months to house the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879 in the southwestern end of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Garden Palace was built in only eight months to house the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879 in the southwestern end of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Built for the Sydney International Exhibition which opened on 17 September 1879. The design was cruciform with nave and transepts with a central dome. Under the central dome stood a bronze statue of Queen Victoria. Built of iron, glass, and wood with brick foundations, it was said to have cost £192,000 at the time of the opening.  The ground floor covered 5 1/8 acres to which, when the areas of the basement, galleries and tower floors are added, make a total area of 8 1/3 acres.

Built for the Sydney International Exhibition which opened on 17 September 1879. The design was cruciform with nave and transepts with a central dome. Under the central dome stood a bronze statue of Queen Victoria. Built of iron, glass, and wood with brick foundations, it was said to have cost £192,000 at the time of the opening. The ground floor covered 5 1/8 acres to which, when the areas of the basement, galleries and tower floors are added, make a total area of 8 1/3 acres.

The Garden Palace was situated just south of the present Conservatorium of Music and was built for the Sydney International Exhibition which opened on 17 September 1879.

The Garden Palace was situated just south of the present Conservatorium of Music and was built for the Sydney International Exhibition which opened on 17 September 1879.

Interior of Garden Palace, Sydney International Exhibition Building 1879

Interior of Garden Palace, Sydney International Exhibition Building 1879

Dome of the Garden Palace, Sydney International Exhibition Building [picture].

Dome of the Garden Palace, Sydney International Exhibition Building [picture].

Photographic print, mounted in album, interior view, statue of Queen Victoria in the 1879 Sydney Exhibition 'Garden Palace' building, paper / albumen / silver, photographed by Messrs Richards and Company for the International Exhibition Commissi - Powerhouse Museum Collection

Photographic print, mounted in album, interior view, statue of Queen Victoria in the 1879 Sydney Exhibition 'Garden Palace' building, paper / albumen / silver, photographed by Messrs Richards and Company for the International Exhibition Commissi - Powerhouse Museum Collection

The Garden Palace / The Garden Palace was situated just south of the present Conservatorium of Music in Macquarie Street, Sydney. / Built in only eight months to house the Sydney International Exhibition which opened 17 September 1879. It burnt down on September 22 1882. / State Records NSW, via Flickr / Only the entrance gates remain today.

The Garden Palace / The Garden Palace was situated just south of the present Conservatorium of Music in Macquarie Street, Sydney. / Built in only eight months to house the Sydney International Exhibition which opened 17 September 1879. It burnt down on September 22 1882. / State Records NSW, via Flickr / Only the entrance gates remain today.


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Chromolithograph, Sydney Exhibition Building , 1879

Chromolithograph, Sydney Exhibition Building , 1879

THE Official Record OF THE Sydney International Exhibition 1879 | eBay $1500

THE Official Record OF THE Sydney International Exhibition 1879 | eBay $1500

Newspaper Cutting -;Sketches at the Sydney Exhibition;, The Australasian Sketcher, Melbourne, 20 Dec 1879

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Sydney International Exhibition 1879 Certificate of Award

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Obelisk at the Garden Palace, Sydney International Exhibition Building - representing gold raised in Australia in 1880 [picture].

Obelisk at the Garden Palace, Sydney International Exhibition Building - representing gold raised in Australia in 1880 [picture].

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Garden Palace, Sydney International Exhibition, 1870s

Post- Exhibition, 1880 [NRS 4481 SH1384] "Nave Looking North.  700 feet long. 50 feet wide and 60 feet high. Photograph taken 1st September 1880Inside view of the Ga

Post- Exhibition, 1880 [NRS 4481 SH1384] "Nave Looking North. 700 feet long. 50 feet wide and 60 feet high. Photograph taken 1st September 1880Inside view of the Ga

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