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Photograph - Aerial View of the Exhibition Building from North East, Melbourne, 1947 Image Reg. No: MM 124010

Black & white aerial photograph of the Exhibition Building from north east, taken in 1947. The photograph shows the Exhibition Building, annexes, and remaining huts of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) camp.

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. The bottom, right-hand corner of the image is unclear.
Description Of Content:
An aerial view of the Exhibition Building showing the Great Hall, eastern and western annexes and buildings that were used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). In the top, left-hand corner of the photograph is the Hochgurtel fountain and in the top, right-hand corner cars on Rathdowne Street are visible.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war ii 1939-1945, buildings, royal exhibition building, air forces, royal exhibition building trustees, gardens, military history, photography, aerial photographs, exterior views, royal exhibition building history of events 1900-1949
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 north-east 1947/ In background: the Great Hall, Aquarium and Fernery; to right:/ Country Roads Board and Motor Registration Branch offices; in foreground:/ Palais Royale, Australian War Museum office, Exhibition Youth Club,/ ?The Residency? centre: remaining huts of RAAF camp vacated finally/ April 1947.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1947

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