About the Travelling Exhibitions

Alfred Deakin : the Voice of Federation travelling exhibition tells the story of the man, the making of the politician, Deakin's dream of Federation and his role in building the nation. It is intended to engage the general public and is suitable for school students at upper primary to middle secondary level. The National Council for the Centenary of Federation has generously supported the development and tour of this exhibition.

The exhibition's freestanding display units are of a high quality design and are able to incorporate the presentation of a companion CDROM . The display units, supplied by VOCOM Exhibition Services, are easy to assemble. The frame 'pops up' in seconds to a fully expanded position. Special inbuilt magnets snap and lock the frame and attached graphic panels into position.

View Images of the Exhibition Units

Travelling Exhibition Specifications


4 Freestanding units - curved, double sided
1 Eight-panel unit, 2268 x 3312mm (hxl)
3 Six-panel units, 2268 x 2606mm (hxl)
Inbuilt computer platform for CD ROM (optional)
Exhibition literature shelf (optional)
4 Sets of detachable halogen lights (optional)
7 Lightweight transporter cases with wheels

Supplementary (optional) Material

CDROM - continuously running and interactive version with stills and moving images and sound to extend the visitors experience
Exhibition information sheets
Students activity sheets suitable for lower secondary students
Web site (http://www.deakin.edu.au/alfreddeakin) - virtual exhibition, references, links
Media release

Exhibition Requirements

Display area variable, view in the round
One area 100sqm
Multiple adjacent areas each 15sqm
Access to power (if CDROM / lights are used)
Surveillance for visitors
Self-installation, instructions included


Presentation of an event to accompany the exhibition at the venue is encouraged - it could be Federation related, or involve Australian history, politics or prime ministers and tie in with a local launch, opening, event or festival (eg Heritage Week).

Borrowing the Exhibition

Kristen Thornton
Phone: (03) 52278253
Fax: (03) 52278628
Email: kristent@deakin.edu.au

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