The Queen's Album at NSW State Archives
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The Queen’s Album exhibition, on display at Parliament House 5–27 May, explores the fascinating story of a series of photographs gifted to Queen Victoria in 1882 on behalf of the people of NSW. The album contained 64 images of sites and scenes in Sydney and across regional NSW, and made an unambiguous statement affirming that rapid progress had been made in NSW in less than a century of British colonisation.
The album, gifted to Queen Victoria as a tribute of loyalty, offers a rare glimpse of a changing colony nation seeking to establish its identity in the world.
This members-only event provides the opportunity to hear the stories that led to the development of The Queen’s Album exhibition, together with a rare viewing of a selection of the original glass-plate negatives in a behind-the-scenes tour of the NSW State Archives. Refreshments will be provided.