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EXHIBITION NOTES.

The Exhibition building is rapidly taauming its proper shape, as far as the exterior is concerned. The front parts of the main building are now being boarded, while the roofing has been laid over a portion of the eastern side of the building, The partly constructed skeleton of the annexes extends the whole length of the building, while the work in connection with the interior of the main building and eastern and western annexes is also progressing satisfactorily. The towers which are to be erected on each side of the main entrance have been partially constructed, but have not yet been taken up to their proper height. Applications for advertising space are coming in freely, and it is anticipated that this adjunct to the Exhibition will be the means of contributing considerably to the general fund. The fernery and floral departments, which will be found directly beyond the grand hall, bids fair to be one of the most attractive sights in connection with the Exhibition, the number of fern and other foliaged contributions being quite up to i the most sanguine anticipations in that direction. Exhibits in this connection will not, moreover, be solely of local acquaintance, for at the suggestion of Mr L. Berney, of the Brisbane Acclimatisation Society, the Queensland Agricultural Society, have decided to forward a magnificent collection of stag-horn ferns, which it is considered will be one of the prominent features of the fernery. At the southern end of the building will be placed the refreshment rooms, concert hall, and art gallery, while farther south, and outside of the building, the various side-shows will be erected. The switch-back railway will run along the ground in a direction parallel to the Anderson Bay road, and will extend over a considerable length. The Commissioners have decided which tender to accept for the art gallery, but the name of the tenderer will not be disclosed till the plans have been approved by the Government.

The Palmers ton local committee have adopted a rather novel idea by appointing ladies on the Canvassing Committee. Seventeen guineas were subscribed in the room. A cablegram has been received from the Victorian Government notifying their intention to be represented officially at the Exhibition. The space required by that colony will probably be 600,000 square feet. Th's represents about 200 bays. The Commissioners have reason to believe that New South Wales will also be officially represented, though a definite reply has not yet been received, and it is also expected that next mail will bring intelligence of the amount of space required by Home manufacturers, woo have not as yet made any direct application for space.

Lawrence has subscribed L4O for the proper representation of the district. Not a single refusal was met with by Mr Arbuckle.

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EXHIBITION NOTES., Issue 7941, 24 June 1889

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EXHIBITION NOTES. Issue 7941, 24 June 1889

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