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Photograph - Aquarium Fire, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1953 Reg. No: MM 124027
- Black & white photograph of the Aquarium fire that took place on Wednesday 28 January 1953. The photograph shows smoke billowing from the Exhibition Building with a fire truck in front.
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:
- A view of the Aquarium with an International fire truck, fence and man in the foreground and billowing white and black smoke in the background.
|Dimensions:||190 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||buildings, royal exhibition building, fires, royal exhibition building trustees, aquariums, fire engines, royal exhibition building history of events 1950-1959, aquariuminterior|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Aquarium fire Wednesday January 28th 1953./ Fire took place between 6pm and 7pm. A change of wind direction/ really saved extension of blaze to Great Hall. Most seals survived but many/ valuable fish and birds were destroyed./ From Nicholson Street fountain towards present position of entrance to/ convention centre.|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Jan 1953|