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 Australia Pavilion

The Australian Pavilion, on ile Notre-Dame near the Expo-Express station, is in a setting with typical Australian trees and shrubs. Flowers, and a mob of kangaroos. A coral wonderland represents part of the Great Barrier Reef.

The pavilion is set on steel and concrete pillars, ans slopping walls of glass and aluminum aid natural lighting.

At the entrance, four large murals depict aspects of Australia's role in the Man and his World story.

Visitors to the pavilion proceed by a spiral ramp to main hall exhibits on Australian achievement and prospect. En route they view large color transparencies showing typical Australians.Thus between environment and achievement, in the spirit of Man and his World, people have their place.

Visitors using specially-designed chairs in the main hall hear the recorded voices of famous Australians talking on subjects relating to the display.

In the science area, a model radio-telescope revolves before a panorama of the Southern night sky.

Canberra, Australia's capital, is featured in a Way of Life display and National Development has a working model of the giant snowy Mountains hydro-electric and irrigation project.

Contemporary art and the bark paintings of the Aborigines are shown.

( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )

Man and his world in 1969 - Art Today

Some 158 works from the permanent collection of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts provide a survey of Canadian art trends today in the pavilion. The works are from the collection of contemporary Canadian art sponsored by Saidye and Samuel Bronfman. It consists essentially of painting, drawings, graphics and sculpture. The Bronfman collection dates back to 1963 when the Montreal Museum was the recipient of the first instalment of a gift totalling $50,000, to be presented over a five-year period, for purchase by the museum of works by Canadian artists 35 years ago and younger.

(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)

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