Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

International Exhibition 1879

Exhibition of world industries and arts held in the Garden Palace built in the Domain. A million people attended over seven months.

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Date of event
17 Sep 1879 - 20 Apr 1880

Garden Palace

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Whilst the Garden Palace was a brief and fiery addition to the Sydney landscape, the decision to hold an International Exhibition in 1879 was to place the city on the world stage.