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Photograph - Sun News Pictorial Homes Show, Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building, Aug 1984 Image Reg. No: MM 124675

Colour photograph of the Royal Exhibition Buildings' Convention Centre Theatrette being used as a childrens' puppet theatre during the Sun News Pictorial Homes Show held between 18-26 August 1984.

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:
View of the interior of the Convention Centre Theatrette in the Royal Exhibition Building during a puppet show performed for children during the Sun News Pictorial Homes Show held at the Exhibition Building in August 1984. The stage is framed by a red curtain while a man wearing a red jacket and black pants presents to an audience of children and parents.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 201 mm (Height), 251 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: theatrical performances, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, puppets, royal exhibition building trustees, home shows, royal exhibition building history of events 1980-1989, convention venues
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: home
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: Convention Centre Theatrette used as Childrens/ Puppet Theatre during 1984 Homes Show.
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1984

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