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Photograph - Demolition of Royale Ballroom from Gate 4 Nicholson Street, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1979 Image Reg. No: MM 124231

Summary:
Black & white photograph of the Royale Ballroom during demolition, taken from Gate 4 on Nicholson Street, 20 March 1979. The Royale Ballroom was demolished between March and May 1979.

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.
Description:
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
View across a car park to the Royale Ballroom during demolition. There is a large pile of rubble on the ground on the right hand side of the photograph and a crane on the left hand side. The dome of the Exhibition Building can be seen in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 178 mm (Height), 237 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, royal exhibition building, building construction, car parks, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: royale ballroom
Inscriptions: Master Plan Stage 6 - Demolition of Royale Ballroom March 5th - May/ 1st 1979 - Ballroom from Gate 4 Nicholson Street March 20th1979.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1979

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