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Photograph - Roman Catholic Centenary Service in the Great Hall, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 7 May 1948 Image Reg. No: MM 124942

Black and white photograph taken during a Roman Catholic service held in the Great Hall of the Exhibition Building to celebrate the centenary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Melbourne in 1948.

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.
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 seating on stage next to the temporary altar, showing various members of the Roman Catholic clergy, during a Roman Catholic service held in the Great Hall of the Exhibition Building in 1948.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 202 mm (Height), 252 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, religions, royal exhibition building, religions roman catholic, interior views, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building history of events 1960-1969
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Assemblies
Tertiary Classification: religious
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: Centenary Roman Catholic Diocese of Melbourne, Great Hall, Friday May 7th/ 1948.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 May 1948

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