Photograph - Demolition of East Tower of Royale Ballroom, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1979 Image Reg. No: MM 124299

Summary:
Black & white photograph of the demolition of the East Tower of the Royale Ballroom, 18 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. The image shows a wrecking ball demolishing one of the towers of the Eastern Machinery Annexe during the early weeks of demolition of the Royale Ballroom to make way for the new Centennial Hall. The sign of Whelan the Wrecker is visible on the rear of the crane. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 184 mm (Height), 242 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, royal exhibition building trustees, demolition equipment
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 - Demolition of East Tower - March 18th 1979.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881

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