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Photograph - Centenary Day, Royal Exhibition Buildings, 1 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124360

Summary:
Black & white photograph of HRH Princess Alexandra thanking Miss Julie Smith, a youth member of the Red Cross, who opened the door for the Princess upon arrival out the front of Centennial Hall at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, 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 black & white photographic print on a page of a photograph album. The image depicts HRH Princess Alexandra shaking the hand of Miss Julie Smith, a youth member of the Red Cross, who opened the door for Her Royal Highness upon arrival out the front of Centennial Hall at the Royal Exhibition Buildings on 1 October 1980. The Exhibition Trustees Chairman, Mr Freeman Strickland, OBE, is standing with his back to camera on the right of the image. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 187 mm (Height), 239 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, centenaries, 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, Princess Alexandra thanks Miss Julie Smith a Red/ Cross youth member who opened the door of the royal car on arrival at/ the Exhibition Building.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: HRH Princess Alexandra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Miss Julie Smith - Red Cross, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Freeman "Free" Strickland - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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