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Photograph - Reception Preparation in the Great Hall during the Royal Visit of Princess Alexandra, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 17 Sep 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 124955

Summary:
Black & white photograph showing the official dais being constructed below the Dome in the Great Hall of the Exhibition Building in preparation for the Royal Visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra in September 1959.

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.
Description Of Content:
Circular dais being constructed below the Dome of the Exhibition Building, with several figures visible near the edge of the dais and seating already being laid out in readiness for the official function.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 253 mm (Height), 202 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal visits, royal exhibition building, royalty british, royal exhibition building trustees, commonwealth heads of government meeting chogm melbourne 1981
Themes this item is part of: 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 1959. Reception to Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra,/ Thursday September 17th 1959. Official dias[sic] under dome area.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 Sep 1959
Person Named: HRH Princess Alexandra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 Sep 1959

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