Photograph - Construction of Centennial Hall from North East, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124300

Summary:
Black & white photograph of the interior construction of Centennial Hall, taken from the north-east corner of the hall on 1 September 1980. Centennial Hall was constructed between August 1979 and September 1980.

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 is taken from the north-eastern corner of Centennial Hall in the final month of construction, though the signs of continuing work are still visible. Scaffolding can be seen in the background while the floor of the hall is littered with construction material. 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: centennial hall
Inscriptions: Master Plan Stage 6./ Construction Centennial Hall August 27th, 1979 - September 30th, 1980/ - from North-East 1st September, 1980.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881

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