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Photograph - Guests at Centenary of Laying Foundation Stone Commemorative Function, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1979 Image Reg. No: MM 124214

Black & white photograph of guests at a function to commemorate the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone for the Exhibition Building, taken 19 February 1979. The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency Sir George Bowen, Governor of the Colony of Victoria, on 19 February 1879.

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 group of five people, two women and three men, standing beside a wall covered in framed pictures.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 171 mm (Height), 241 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, royal exhibition building, commemorations, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Commemorative Ceremonies
Tertiary Classification: foundation stone laying
Inscriptions: Centenary of laying foundation stone, February 19th 1979 - In The/ Board Room : Lady Winneke, Cr. A.J. Watson, The Lady Vesty/ (Descendant of David Mitchell, Builder), Sir Rupert Clarke Bt., Mr. T./ Mitchell (Descendant of David Mitchell).
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1979
Person Depicted: Lady Winneke, 1979
Person Depicted: Councillor A Watson - Exhibition Trustees, 1979
Person Depicted: Lady Vesty, 1979
Person Depicted: Sir Rupert Clarke, 1979
Person Depicted: Mr T Mitchell, 1979

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