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Photograph - Centenary Day, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Unveiling the Centenary Plaque, 1 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124376

Summary:
Black & white 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 black & white 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 the Hon Angus Ogilvy, Mrs Strickland, Exhibition Trustees Director Mr. JC Elden, and other guests. 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: 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/ Unveiling commemorative plaque: Her Royal Highness, Princess/ Alexandra and Mr. Strickland. Seated: L. to R. The Hon. Angus Ogilvy,/ Mrs. Strickland, Mr. J.C. Elden, Mrs. Lacy, Mr. Chistian.
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: Mrs Mary Strickland, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Honourable Angus Ogilvy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Oct 1980

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