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Photograph - Australian International Engineering Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Aug 1983 Image Reg. No: MM 124656

Colour photograph of the Director of the Exhibition Trustees, Mr John Elden, with Mr Ken Thorpe, Director of Thomson Exhibitions, at the Australian International Engineering Exhibition held at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in August 1983. The exhibition opened on the 1 August.

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 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:
John Elden and Ken Thorpe sharing a laugh at the Australian International Engineering Exhibition at the Royal Exhibition Building in August 1983.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 186 mm (Height), 253 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: industry, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, trade shows, events, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building history of events 1980-1989, engineering exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Exhibitions & Trade Shows
Tertiary Classification: trade fairs
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: Director with Ken Thorpe, Director Thomson/ Exhibitions. International Engineering Exhibition/ August 1983.
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: World Trade Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1983
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1983
Person Depicted: Ken Thorpe - Thomson Australian Holdings, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1983

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