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Photograph - Unveiling of the Plaque Commemorating the Centenary of the First Opening of the Great Hall, Exhibition Building, 14 Aug 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124324

Summary:
Black & white photograph showing the Hon. Norman Lacy MP, Minister for the Arts between 1979-82 under the Victorian Hamer Government, shaking hands with the Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, Mr FRG Strickland OBE, following the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the centenary of the Exhibition Buildings' opening to the general public. Mr John Elden, Director of the Exhibition Trustees is standing next to Mr Strickland. Although the centenary was celebrated on the 19 May 1980, due to both the Minister and the Chairman being overseas on this date, the unveiling of the plaque took place on 13 August 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, photograph, objects and research files.
Description:
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. The image shows the Hon. Norman Lacy MP, Minister for the Arts between 1979-82 under the Victorian Hamer Government, shaking hands with the Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, Mr FRG Strickland OBE, while Mr John Elden, Director of the Exhibition Trustees, looks on, moments after the Minister had unveiled the plaque commemorating the centenary of the first opening of the Great Hall of the Exhibition Buildings to the public. The Minister stands on the left of image while John Elden and FRG Strickland stand on the right of image. The plaque is visible between the three men, mounted vertically with fabric curtains drawn either side. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 191 mm (Height), 244 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, centenaries, royal exhibition building, 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: melbourne centenary
Inscriptions: CENTENARY OF FIRST OPENING OF BUILDING TO PUBLIC/ MAY 19th 1980/ Minister and Chairman exchange greetings: L. to R. Hon. Norman Lacy, M.P./ Background: Mr. J.C. Elden, Director.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Person Depicted: Honourable Norman Lacy - Minister for the Arts, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 Aug 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Freeman "Free" Strickland - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 Aug 1980
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 Aug 1980

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