Tasmanian International Exhibition's history celebrated 125 years on

HISTORIC OCCASION: Former librarian Marion Sargent, Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten and former librarian Prue McCausland discuss the Albert Hall's history.

HISTORIC OCCASION: Former librarian Marion Sargent, Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten and former librarian Prue McCausland discuss the Albert Hall's history.

The Tasmanian International Exhibition was opened 125 years ago, and it was the first major event held in Launceston’s iconic Albert Hall which was completed that same year.

The hall was purpose-built to house the Tasmanian International Exhibition, which was held over five months from November 25, 1891.

Temporary annexes were constructed east of the Albert Hall with displays of manufactured goods and art from Tasmania, mainland colonies, Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand.

Former librarians and local historians Marion Sargent and Prue McCausland researched the 1100 people who held season tickets to the exhibition, and compiled photographs details in a book published in 2013.

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