Dome after dark: Sir Redmond Barry & the World's Fair, 1876

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Redmond Barry's top hat
Date
29 June 2017, 6:00pm6:30pm
Cost
Free
LocationMeet in front foyer
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Revisit the marvels of the World’s Fair in 1876, in this free Changing face of Victoria exhibition talk.

Ten million visitors attended the inaugural World's Fair – including the Library’s founder, Sir Redmond Barry.

Hear about the wondrous new technologies he would have seen there, like Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, the first Remington typewriter and the Wallace-Farmer Electric Dynamo, a precursor to the electric light.

Bookings required.