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Photograph - Street Decorations, Swanston Street, Melbourne, circa 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124414

Summary:
Colour photograph taken from the western side of Swanston Street, slightly south of the intersection of Swanston and Little Collins Streets, looking northwards along Swanston Street, showing the banners hang from light posts to mark the Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition in 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 colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
Colour photograph taken from the western side of Swanston Street, slightly south of the intersection of Swanston and Little Collins Streets, looking northwards along Swanston Street, showing the banners hang from light posts to mark the Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition in 1980. The Carlton Brewery building is visible at the northern end of Swanston Street, while the Melbourne Town Hall is just visible on the extreme right of the image, on the corner of Little Collins Street.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 198 mm (Height), 246 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, centenaries, royal exhibition building, streetscapes, opening ceremonies, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building centenary of opening, exhibitions melbourne international centenary 1980, 1981
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: EXHIBITION CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS/ Street Decorations Swanston Street
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980

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