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Photograph - Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 30 Sep-7 Oct 1981 Image Reg. No: MM 124551

Black & white photograph from an elevated vantage point on Nicholson Street looking south-westwards towards the Royal Exhibition Building and Centennial Hall, venue for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held between 30 September and 7 October 1981.

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.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
View looking south-west towards the Royal Exhibition Building and Centennial Hall, with the Grollo Fountain visible in the foreground. Victoria Police officers stand at intervals along the Centennial forecourt pathways while a small group of public are gathering along the Nicholson Street edge of the gardens. Outbound along Nicholson Street is a Z class tram, introduced to Melbourne's tram network from the mid-1970s onwards.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 153 mm (Height), 204 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: royal visits, royal exhibition building, royalty british, official visits, commonwealth heads of government meeting chogm melbourne 1981
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Royal Visits
Tertiary Classification: official visits
Original Caption: C.H.O.M.G. SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 7TH 1981
Inscriptions: C.H.O.M.G. SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 7TH 1981/ The Royal Exhibition Building home of C.H.O.G.M. Centennial/ Hall, (foreground) housed main meeting room. The Great Hall/ (background) was site of Australia Exhibition. Offices of the Prime Minister was located within meeting rooms in Centennial/ Hall. In Conference Centre was located two Heads of/ Government Meeting rooms, Eastern Annexe accomodated the/ Commonwealth Secretariat and Western Annexe became a media/ centre.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1981

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