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Photograph - Dinner for Deputy Chairman, Ken L. Christian, Celebrating Twenty-Fives Years as Trustee, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 16 Jul 1982 Image Reg. No: MM 124628

Summary:
Colour photograph of a dinner held in recognition of twenty-five years of service as a trustee by Exhibition Trustees' Deputy Chairman, Ken L. Christian, on the 16 July 1982.

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.
Statement Of Significance:
The Exhibition Trustees' album containing this photograph provides an invaluable visual record of past maintenance and restoration work undertaken on the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.
Description Of Content:
A dinner table with fourteen Exhibition Trustees seated around, laid out with table ware and candelabra, about to commence dinner in recognition of Ken Christian's twenty-five years as a trustee. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is visible at the end of the room.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 199 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, social functions, royal exhibition building, dinners, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building history of events 1980-1989
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: Social Functions
Tertiary Classification: dinners & dinner dances
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: Dinner for Deputy Chairman, K.L. Christian, July 16th,/ 1982 (to celebrate twenty-five years as a Trustee)./ Right: Sir John Anderson, C.M.G.; Mrs Christian; F.G.R./ Strckland [sic], O.B.E., Chairman; Lady Anderson; K.L./ Christian; Mrs Strickland./ Left: Mrs Hanna Pan; Leon Ress; Mrs Elden; E.W. Best,/ C.M.G.; Mrs Rees; J.C. Elden; Mrs Best; R.D. Davidson,/ O.B.E.
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mr Ken Christian - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Central, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mrs Betty Elden, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Councillor Leon Ress - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mrs Leon Ress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mr Freeman "Free" Strickland - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Shirley Strickland, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Rodney Davidson - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Councillor Hanna Pan - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Lady John Anderson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Sir John Anderson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Edward Best - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982
Person Depicted: Mrs E Best, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 Jul 1982

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