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Photograph - Centenary Day, Royal Exhibition Buildings, 1 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124361

Summary:
Black & white photograph of HRH Princess Alexandra shaking hands with the Victorian Premier, Rupert "Dick" Hamer, 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. Also present are the Exhibition Trustees Chairman, Mr Freeman Strickland, OBE, Her Royal Highness' husband, the Hon. Angus Ogilvy, and the wife of the Premier, Mrs April Hamer.

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. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
Image depicts HRH Princess Alexandra shaking hands with the Victorian Premier, Rupert "Dick" Hamer, 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. In the background, immediately behind Her Royal Highness, are (from left) the Exhibition Trustees Chairman, Mr Freeman Strickland, OBE, Her Royal Highness' husband, the Hon. Angus Ogilvy, and on the extreme right of the image, standing next to her husband, Mrs. April Hamer, the wife of the Premier. Behind them in the background is a stand of bleaches full of school children.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 188 mm (Height), 240 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 meets the Premier, The Honourable R.J. Hamer;/ L. to R. Princess Alexandra, Mr. Strickland, Hon. Angus Ogilvy, Mr./ Hamer, Mrs. Hamer.
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: Mr Freeman "Free" Strickland - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Sir Rupert Hamer - Victoria: Premier's Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs Rupert Hamer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Honourable Angus Ogilvy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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