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Centennial exhibition
Title : Centennial exhibition Centennial exhibition
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Date of creation : 1936
Additional Creator : Adlam, Albert Victor
Format : Poster
Dimensions : 860 x 565 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Poster for the Centennial Exhibition held 20 March-16 May 1936 at Centennial Hall, Wayville. Artwork by Albert V. Adlam.

In 1936 South Australia celebrated 100 years since the foundation of the state as a British colony, producing histories, plays and exhibitions to mark the achievements of the century.

The state government sponsored four official centenary celebration functions, which were: Heritage, a theatre pageant production; Colonel Light the Founder, by Max Afford; The Landing at Glenelg and the Proclamation and The Pageant of Progress.

Events in Adelaide included a Children's Empire Pageant and Floral Pageant. The grand finale of the year's celebrations was the Pageant of Progress, held in December.

Period : 1927-1939
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Internet links :

South Australian database [State Library of South Australia] see: 1936 Centenary images. Include: Centenary celebrations; Centenary pageant; Children's Empire Pageant; Floral Pageant; Pageant of Progress



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