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Photograph - Aerial View of the Exhibition Building from South East, Melbourne, 1973 Image Reg. No: MM 124008

Black & white aerial photograph of the Exhibition Building from south east, taken during a Motor Show in 1973. The photograph shows the building with its annexes and forecourts full of cars.

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 a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
An aerial view of the Exhibition Building showing Nicholson Street in the bottom, right-hand corner of the photograph and Rathdowne Street in the top, left-hand corner. Buildings, roadways, gardens, trees and extensive car parking are visible, which is mostly filled with parked cars.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 240 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: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: buildings & grounds
Inscriptions: The Exhibition Building Melbourne/ from south-east 1973/ In foreground: the Great Hall, to left: new Western Annexe, northern/ car park west which replaced Motor Registration Branch offices 1967;/ to right, Royale Ballroom, new Eastern Annexe (first section) which/ replaced Stadium Annexe 1971, ?The Mews? (Trust workshops,/ originally nursery stables), northern car park east which replaced/ White Ensign Club building 1971, ?The Residency?.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1973

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