Black & white photograph of the Aquarium fire that took place on Wednesday 28 January 1953. The photograph shows smoke billowing from the Exhibition Building with a fire truck in front.

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 of Content

A view of the Aquarium with an International fire truck, fence and man in the foreground and billowing white and black smoke in the background.

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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