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Photograph - Aquarium Fire, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1953 Image Reg. No: MM 124028

Black & white photograph of the Aquarium fire that took place on Wednesday 28 January 1953. The photograph was taken from the roof of the Royale Ballroom looking north and shows flames engulfing the building.

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 a corrugated iron-roof building engulfed by flames. A palm tree and other trees are on the left hand side of the photograph and the edge of a building is in the foreground on the right hand side.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, royal exhibition building, fires, royal exhibition building trustees, aquariums, royal exhibition building history of events 1950-1959
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: fires
Inscriptions: Aquarium fire Wednesday January 28th 1953./ From roof of Royale Ballroom looking north./ Aquarium was established January 1885 with Mr. Pepper as curator./ Area subsequently became a stadium during Melbourne Olympics of/ 1956, and first section of eastern annexe from 1973.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Jan 1953

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