Historical information

This album commemorates the third session 1897/8 Australasian Federal Convention held in Melbourne from the 22nd of January to the 17th of March 1898. It contains the photographs and signatures of the delegates and photographs of convention staff including those from the Victorian Parliament who assisted during the Convention.

Physical description

Blue leather album with gold embellishment containing 54 cabinet card photographs. Most pages have handwritten signatures of the sitters' below the portrait.

Inscriptions & markings

Recto, gold: "The Australasian Federal Convention/ Melbourne 1898." "LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY/ THE CLERK/ VICTORIA".
Each album page has the title: "The Federal Convention/ 3rd Session, Melbourne, 1898."