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Postcard - Southern Facade, Exhibition Building, Southern Cross Series, Melbourne, circa 1943 Object Reg. No: SH 298

Summary:
This is a black & white postcard showing the southern facade of the Exhibition Building circa 1943. The postcard, which is unused, was printed as part of the Southern Cross Series P594.

A handwritten inscription on the reverse reading 'I trained here for ten months' indicates that the postcard belonged to a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) trainee. The Great Hall of the Exhibition Building was used by the RAAF as barracks and a training centre between 1941 and 1946.
Description:
A monochrome postcard with an image of the southern side of the Exhibition Building with the lake and gardens in the foreground. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused with the exception of a handwritten inscription on the left hand side.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, keepsakes, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, postcards, exterior views, correspondence
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: EXHIBITION BUILDING, MELBOURNE, VIC; SOUTHERN CROSS SERIES P594
Reverse, text: POST CARD; CORRESPONDENCE; ADDRESS
Reverse, handwritten: I trained/ here/ for 10 months.
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1941-1946
Date Inscribed: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1941-1946

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