Edward, Prince of Wales lays the foundation stone of the Brisbane Town Hall, corner of Albert Square and Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 29 Jul 1920

Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 (1920). Edward, Prince of Wales lays the foundation stone of the Brisbane Town Hall, corner of Albert Square and Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 29 Jul 1920.

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Creator Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933
Title Edward, Prince of Wales lays the foundation stone of the Brisbane Town Hall, corner of Albert Square and Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 29 Jul 1920
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1920-07-29
Year available 2008
Series Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181
Type image/tiff
Format Photograph; sepia; 20 x 15 cm.
Source Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181, Box 1, Folder 13, photo 38
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Abstract/Summary Henry William Mobsby was born on 17 August 1859 at Hove, Sussex, England, and came to Queensland in 1883. He had diplomas and certificates from the London Chamber of Commerce, the City and Guilds Institute, the Cripplegate Institute and the South Kensington School of Arts. Mobsby was an instructor in Decoration and Photography at the Brisbane Technical College before being appointed artist and photographer with the Department of Agriculture and Stock in 1897. In 1899, he was also appointed to the Chief Secretary's Department and the Intelligence and Tourist Bureau. Mobsby's photography gained international distinction and he officially represented Queensland at the Franco-British Exhibition in London in 1908, the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 (where he took a motion picture certificate course), the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924-25, and the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition in Dunedin in 1925-26.
Keyword Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 -- Archives
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972
Queensland -- Pictorial works
Photographers -- Australia
Brisbane - Royal Visits, 1920
Town Hall (Brisbane, Qld.)
Municipal buildings -- Queensland -- Brisbane
Brisbane (Qld.)
Foundation stones
Brisbane City Hall
Maxwell, Alderman J. F. (James Francis)
Additional Notes Edward, Prince of Wales stands with the Brisbane Mayor, Alderman J. F. Maxwell in front of the foundation stone. The Prince of Wales laid the second foundation of Brisbane’s future City Hall at Market Square (present day King George Square).

The Telegraph described the event: During the ceremony the Mayor had presented the Prince an inscribed trowel, made of 15-ct. Queensland gold, with a Queensland maple handle, in which was set a Queensland opal. The Prince ran the presented trowel over the mortar that was spread over the base of the foundation by the stone mason, Mr W. Sinclair. The workmen then lowered the stone into place. While the stone was being place, the Prince used a spirit-level which had an historic value. It was the level used by Prince Alfred when he laid the foundation stone of the Hobart Cathedral, and when King George laid the foundation stone on St John’s Anglican Cathedral, in Brisbane in 1901. The spirit-level belonged to the Corrie family and was lent for the ceremony by Mr’s Leslie Corrie. (In the City. (1920, July 30). The Telegraph, p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article177733048)

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