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Photograph - Former Doorway to Stadium Annexe, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1982 Image Reg. No: MM 124909

Summary:
Colour photograph with Director of the Exhibition Trustees, John Elden, standing in the location of the former doorway from the Stadium Annexe in 1982, followings its demolition a decade earlier.

The Stadium Annexe was built at the rear of the Exhibition Buildings, running east-west off the Eastern Annexe, in October 1956. It was demolished in 1972 as part of the redevelopment of the Eastern Annexe site, following the demolition of the northern end of the Annexe throughout August and September 1971.

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 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 from outside the building looking through a large doorway with John Elden, Director of the Exhibition Trustees, pointing towards a large, brown roller door on the left of image.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 201 mm (Height), 252 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, exterior views, 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: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: stadium annexe
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: Same site 1982.
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982

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