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Photograph - Plaque Commemorating the Centenary of the Melbourne International Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124355

Summary:
Black & white photograph of a commemorative plaque, taken circa 1980. The plaque commemorates the conferrment by Queen Elizabeth II of the title Royal Exhibition Building on the occassion of the centenary of the opening of the Exhibition Building, 1 October 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 depicts the plaque commemorating the conferrment by Queen Elizabeth the II of the title Royal Exhibition Building, previously known as the Exhibition Building, on 1 October 1980. The Exhibition Chairman, Director and Trustees are named on the plaque. There is no caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 191 mm (Height), 237 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, opening ceremonies, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building centenary of opening, royal exhibition building centennial hall
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: 1880-1980/ HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN/ CONFERRED THE TITLE ROYAL/ ON THE EXHIBITION BUILDING ON OCTOBER 1ST 1980/ THE CENTENARY OF ITS OPENING FOR/ THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1880-81/ 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. REES DR. E.E. WESTRBROOK CR. A.J. WATSON/ J.C. ELDEN, DIRECTOR
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Named: Mr Ken Christian - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Named: Councillor Leon Ress - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Named: Rodney Davidson - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Named: Councillor Hanna Pan - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Named: Councillor A Watson - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Named: Dr Eric Westbrook - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Named: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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