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Photograph - Aerial View of the Royal Exhibition Building from South East, Melbourne, 1981 Image Reg. No: MM 124087

Black & white aerial photograph of the Royal Exhibition Building from south east, taken 6 April 1981. The photograph shows the Royal Exhibition Building, northern car park full of cars, parts of the northern and southern gardens as well as Nicholson and Rathdowne Street.

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:
An aerial view of the Exhibition Building with the southern part of the Carlton Gardens at the left of the photograph, Nicholson street at the bottom and Rathdowne at the top. The Great Hall and annexes are in the centre of the photograph. The car parks surrounding the building are full of cars, suggesting an event is underway at the Exhibition Building.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 246 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: gardens, buildings, royal exhibition building, car parks, 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: The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne/ From South-east, April 6th1981
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1981

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