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Photograph - Removal of Organ Gallery Seating, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1965 Image Reg. No: MM 124045

Black and white photograph of the demolition and removal of gallery seating in the Organ Gallery, 1965. The Grand Organ was removed between May and August 1965.

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:
The Organ Gallery in the Great Hall of the Exhibition Building with organ pipes removed and approximately two-thirds of the seating removed. Four workmen are in the process of removing seating. Suspended lighting hangs overhead.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 194 mm (Height), 241 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, royal exhibition building, musical instruments, organs, demolition, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building history of events 1960-1969, organ components
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: organ
Inscriptions: Removal of Grand Organ May 26th-August 27th 1965./ Demolition of gallery seating June 1965.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965

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