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Photograph - Centenary Day, Royal Exhibition Buildings, 1 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124362

Summary:
Black & white photograph of HRH Princess Alexandra shaking hands with Mrs KL Christian, wife of the Exhibition Trustees Deputy Chairman, Mr KL Christian, 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 hands with Mrs KL Christian, wife of the Exhibition Trustees Deputy Chairman, Mr KL Christian, 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. Mrs Christian stands on the far left of the image in a patterned dress and hat with netting, to her left stands her husband, Mr KL Christian and to the left of Her Royal Highness stands the Exhibition Trustees Chairman, Mr Freeman Strickland, OBE. In the background behind Her Royal Highness are the Lord Mayor, Councillor John Woodruff, and the Lady Mayoress. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 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 meets Mrs. K.L. Christian wife of Deputy Chairman,/ second from left; next the Lady Mayoress, The Rt. Hon. The Lord/ Mayor, Councillor J.W. Woodruff; at right, Mr. F.R.G. Strickland, O.B.E./ Chairman.
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 Ken Christian - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs Mary Christian, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Freeman "Free" Strickland - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Right Honourable John Woodruff - Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs John Woodruff, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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