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Photograph - Plaque Commemorating the Centenary of the First Opening of the Great Hall, Exhibition Building, 29 May 1880 Image Reg. No: MM 124321

Summary:
Black & white photograph of a commemorative plaque to commemorate the centenary of the first opening of the Great Hall of the Exhibition Buildings to the public on the 29 May 1880. The plaque was unveiled by the Hon Norman Lacy MP, Minister for the Arts, on 13 August 1980 as both the Minister and the Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, Mr FRG Strickland OBE, were abroad on the 19 May 1980, the date the centenary was celebrated.

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 depicts the plaque commemorating the centenary of the opening of the Great Hall of the Exhibition Buildings to the general public for the first time on 29 May 1880. The plaque was unveiled by the Hon. Norman Lacy MP, Minister for the Arts, and records the six Exhibition Trustees and their President, J.C. Elden. There is no caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 210 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, 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
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Commemorative Ceremonies
Tertiary Classification: exhibition building centenary 1980
Inscriptions: TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF/ THE OPENING OF THE GREAT HALL/ FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC/ ON MAY 29TH 1880/ THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED/ BY/ THE HONOURABLE NORMAN LACY, M.P/ MINISTER FOR THE ARTS/ ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER/ THE EXHIBITION TRUSTEES: F.R.G. STRICKLAND, O.B.E., CHAIRMAN/ K.L. CHRISTIAN R.D. DAVIDSON, O.B.E. CR. H. PAN/ CR. L. RESS CR. A.J. WATSON DR. E.E. WESTBROOK/ J.C. ELDEN, DIRECTOR
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Person Named: Honourable Norman Lacy - Minister for the Arts, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980
Person Named: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980

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