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Inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney: Photograph of the Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun, taking his oath of office

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Title: Inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney
Subtitle: Photograph of the Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun, taking his oath of office
Date: 01 January 1901
Keywords: Federation, Commonwealth, inauguration
Record creator: Department of Information
Reference: A1200, L83908

Inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia


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This is a photograph of Australia’s first Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun, taking his oath of office at the inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia in the Federation Pavilion at Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales, on 1 January 1901. Next to Lord Hopetoun are Edmund Barton and the other members of Australia’s first federal ministry.

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