Print - Receiving Exhibits, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1880 Image Reg. No: MM 124080

Print of a black & white sketch depicting the loading of exhibits on trucks at Rathdowne Street, 1880. Rail tracks ran east and west through the Exhibition Building between Nicholson Street and Rathdowne Street to assist with the moving of heavy and large exhibits for the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-1881, and the Melbourne International Centennial Exhibition, 1888-1889.

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 1980. 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:
Sketch of people loading exhibits onto two trucks that sit on two rail tracks. The view is looking west towards Rathdowne Street. A large wooden structure supports the cranes used for lifting exhibits onto the trucks.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 195 mm (Height), 251 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, royal exhibition building, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, rail transport, royal exhibition building trustees
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: EXHIBITION TRANSPORTATION/ From 1880 rails linked Nicholson and Rathdowne Streets running east/ and west through turreted entrances. Turntables were located under/ minarets and branch lines ran north and south to extremities of buildings./ Above: Loading trucks at Rathdowne Street (present location of gates/ 12 and 13).
Format: Print - Engraving: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1889

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