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Photograph - Programme '84, Main Service Tunnel, Basement, Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building, 10 Aug 1984 Reg. No: MM 124793
- Black & white photograph showing the removed floorboards in the western nave and the timber framework with steel reenforcement lined with plastic in preparation for the construction of the main service tunnel in the basement of the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, taken on 10 August 1984. The work was undertaken as part of a ten-month restoration and maintenance program carried out across 1984-85, called 'Programme '84. Work commenced on 14 June 1984 and was largely completed in time for the International Motor Show that opened on 7 March 1985.
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 of the excavation under the western nave as part of the construction of a service tunnel in the basement of the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building during 'Programme '84', a maintenance programe carried out across 1984-85 which included the replacement of the timber flooring.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
|Dimensions:||176 mm (Height), 242 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||buildings, royal exhibition building, construction, maintenance, royal exhibition building trustees, restoration, floorings|
|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:||conservation & management|
|Original Caption:||PROGRAMME '84 Main Service Tunnel From Basement West Nave/ Great Hall/ August 10th 1984.|
|Inscriptions:||PROGRAMME '84 Main Service Tunnel From Basement West Nave/ Great Hall/ August 10th 1984.|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 Aug 1984|