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Photograph - Centenary Day, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Unveiling the Centenary Plaque, 1 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124375

Summary:
Colour photograph of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra and Exhibition Trustee Chairman Mr Freeman Strickland OBE unveiling the commemorative plaque for the Exhibition Building centenary from the temporary dais errected at the eastern entrance to the Royal Exhibition Buildings as part of the centenary celebrations. She is accompanied on the dais by various distinguished guests, members of the Exhibition Trustees and their spouses.

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 Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra and Exhibition Trustees Chairman Mr Freeman Strickland OBE unveiling the commemorative plaque in recognition of the Exhibition Buildings' centenary from the temporary dais errected at the eastern entrance to the Royal Exhibition Buildings giving an address as part of the centenary address. Seated on the dais behind them and visible in this image are Mrs Strickland, Exhibition Trustees Director Mr. JC Elden, Mrs Watson, and the Hon. Norman Lacy, MP, Minister for the Arts in the Hamer Government between May 1979 and April 1982. Behind them a banner hung across the entrance way reads 'The Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition', with the dates 1880 and 1980 in the upper corners. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 174 mm (Height), 126 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/ Right: Commemorative Plaque is unveiled.
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: Honourable Norman Lacy - Minister for the Arts, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mrs Betty Elden, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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