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Photograph - Aerial View of the Exhibition Building from North East, Melbourne, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 124017

Summary:
Black & white aerial photograph of the Exhibition Building from north east, taken circa 1956. The photograph shows the Exhibition Building, annexes, buildings used by the British Migrant Reception Centre and the area where the Aquarium building was destroyed by fire in 1953.

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.
Description:
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is no caption.
Description Of Content:
An aerial view of the Exhibition Building showing the Great Hall, eastern and western annexes and British Migrant Reception Centre. Buildings and cars on Rathdowne Street can be seen in the top, right-hand corner of the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, royal exhibition building, migration settlement, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: buildings & grounds
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956

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