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Photograph - Centenary Day, Royal Exhibition Buildings, 1 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124359

Summary:
Colour photograph of HRH Princess Alexandra in conversation with Exhibition Chairman Mr Freeman R.G. Strickland, OBE, his wife, and Deputy Chairman, Mr K.L. Christian out the front of Centennial Hall, taken on the occasion of the centenary of the Buildings on 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 colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. The image depicts HRH Princess Alexandra in conversation with Exhibition Trustees Chairman Mr Freeman R.G. Strickland, OBE, his wife, and Deputy Chairman, Mr K.L. Christian out the front of Centennial Hall, at the centenary of the Exhibition Buildings on 1 October 1980. In the background are the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress and the Chairman's wife, Mrs Strickland. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 201 mm (Height), 249 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/ Her Royal Highness converses with Chairman, Mr. F.R.G. Strickland and/ Deputy Chairman, Mr. K.L. Christian and Mrs. Christian, The Lord Mayor/ and Lady Mayoress with Mrs. Strickland in background. Melbourne's skyline/ is reflected in mirrored facade of Centennial Hall.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Person Depicted: HRH Princess Alexandra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Freeman "Free" Strickland - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Ken Christian - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs Mary Christian, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs Mary Strickland, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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