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Photograph - Official Party in the Great Hall, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 2 Mar 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 124944

Summary:
Black and white photograph showing the official party at a reception held at the Exhibition Building to celebrate Her Majesty's coronation on the evening of 2 March 1954.

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 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:
Black and white photograph showing the official party, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on the dais in the southern transept at a reception held at the Exhibition Building on the evening of 2 March 1954.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 184 mm (Height), 242 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal visit to australia 1954, royalty, royal exhibition building, royalty british, royal exhibition building history of events 1950-1959, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921- ), HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Royal Visits
Tertiary Classification: official visits
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: Royal Visit 1954. The official party in Great Hall, Wednesday/ March 2nd 1954.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Mar 1954
Person Depicted: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Mar 1954
Person Depicted: HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Mar 1954

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