St Patrick’s Day parade 1 1935

LUCKE-MEYER, Wilhelm Ludwig

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LUCKE-MEYER, Wilhelm Ludwig


St Patrick’s Day parade 1

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21 x 15.5 cm


Verso: Oska Milbach / Berlin - Neukolln / FlughafenstraBe 40 / Fernsprecher / F2 (Neukolln) 4354

W.L. Lucke-Meyer / Photographer / 157 Toorak Road / Sth Yarra SE1 / Melboune / Australia

St. Patrick's Tag 16.3.35 / Die irische kapelle an der / spitze der prozession der / katholischen jugend (Translation: St Patrick's Day 16.3.35 (16 March). The Irish band at the head of the Catholic youth procession)


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Donated to the collection by Gael Newton AM in November 2023,
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection


W.L. Lucke-Meyer, St Patrick's Day, Catholic, Catholicism, Irish, Archbishop Mannix, Daniel Mannix, Bourke Street, 1935


This photograph by Wilhelm Ludwig Lucke-Meyer captures the 1935 St Patrick's Day parade in Melbourne. The photograph is taken from the top Bourke Street (outside Parliament). St Bede's College Mentone is pictured at the front of the procession. The tradition of the parade began on 20 March 1920, led by Irish Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Daniel Mannix. Each year, the parade took place on the Saturday closest to 17 March. The parade involved many Catholic secondary schools, as well as a host of other Melbourne Catholic groups, such as the Hibernians and the CYMS. The march began at the western end of the city, around William Street, and then marched down Bourke Street to do a left wheel near Parliament House where Archbishop Mannix, seated in an open limousine, took the salute.