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Photograph - Aerial View of the Exhibition Building from the East, Melbourne, 1953-1956 Image Reg. No: MM 124624

Summary:
Black & white aerial photograph of the Exhibition Building from the east, probably taken in the mid-1950s. The photograph shows the Exhibition Building, annexes, buildings used by the British Migrant Reception Centre and the area where the Aquarium building was destroyed by fire in 1953.

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 silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is no printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
Aerial photograph of the Exhibition Building from the east. It shows the Exhibition Building, annexes, buildings used by the British Migrant Reception Centre and the area where the Aquarium building was destroyed by fire in 1953.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 184 mm (Height), 242 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, photography, aerial photographs, exterior views, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building history of events 1960-1969
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: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: buildings & grounds
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955

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