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Photograph - Centenary Day, Royal Exhibition Buildings, 1 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124357

Summary:
Colour photograph of the arrival of HRH Princess Alexandra to Centennial Hall at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, taken on the occasion of the centenary of the Buildings on 1 October 1980. HRH Princess Alexandra, wearing a blue dress and hat, is introduced to the wife of Exhibition Trustees Chairman, Mr Freeman Strickland, OBE.

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 colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. The image depicts the arrival of HRH Princess Alexandra at Centennial Hall at the Royal Exhibition Buildings on 1 October 1980 as part of the centenary celebrations of the Buildings. Wearing a light blue dress and hat, HRH Princess Alexandra is in the centre of the image, having disembarked from a black Rolls Royce, and is being introduced to the wife of the Exhibition Trustees Chairman, Mr Freeman Strickland, OBE, wearing a khaki dress and hat. The Premier of Victoria, Rupert "Dick" Hamer, and his wife, April, weaing an apricot dress and beige hat stand to the left of image. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 174 mm (Height), 125 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: CENTENARY DAY OCTOBER 1st, 1980/ Left: Arrival of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra. Right: Her Royal/ Highness is introduced to Mrs. F.R.G. Strickland, wife of Chairman, L: The/ Premier and Mrs. Hamer.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Person Depicted: Mrs Mary Strickland, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: HRH Princess Alexandra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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