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Photograph - Centenary Day, Royal Exhibition Buildings, 1 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124367

Summary:
Colour photograph of Australian television presenter, Sir Eric Pearce, standing at a lectern reading a brief history of the Exhibition Buildings as part of the centenary address. On the temporary dais to his left sit Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, her husband, the Hon Angus Ogilvy, the Permier of Victoria, Rupert "Dick" Hamer, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, and members of the Exhibition Trustees executive committee.

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 Sir Eric Pearce giving a brief address on the history of the Exhibition Buildings from a lectern on the southern side of a temporary dais errected at the eastern entrance to the Royal Exhibition Buildings for the singing of the National Anthem as part of the centenary address. Seated on the dais to his left are Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, her husband the Hon Angus Ogilvy, the Victorian Premier, Rupert "Dick" Hamer, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, as well as members of the Exhibition Trustees and their spouses. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 197 mm (Height), 249 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/ Sir Eric Pearce reads a brief history of the Exhibition Building interspersed/ with musical segments sung by choirs of The Melbourne High School and/ MacRobertson Girls' High School.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Sir Eric Pearce, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: HRH Princess Alexandra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Honourable Angus Ogilvy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Freeman "Free" Strickland - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs Mary Strickland, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs A Watson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Sir Rupert Hamer - Victoria: Premier's Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs Hanna Davidson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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