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Photograph - Plaque Commemorating the Opening of the Melbourne International Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124005

Black & white photograph of a commemorative plaque, taken circa 1980. The plaque commemorates the opening of the Exhibition Building and the opening of the Melbourne International Exhibition on 1 October 1880 by the Marquis of Normanby.

This is one of 959 photographs (or images) of the Exhibition Building collated by the Exhibition Trustees as a 10 volume pictorial history of the Exhibition Building spanning the years 1880 to 1985. The pictorial history was instigated by the centenary of the Exhibition Building in 1980 and forms part of a larger Royal Exhibition Building collection of documents, photographs, objects and research files.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is no caption.
Description Of Content:
A close up view of a rectangular plaque. The plaque has the seal of the Commissioner for the International Exhibition at the top with 19 lines of text filling the rest of the plaque.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 235 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Commemorative Ceremonies
Tertiary Classification: exhibition building centenary 1980
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980

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