Black & white photograph of the Royale Ballroom at the commencement of demolition, taken from the north with car parking in the foreground, February 1979. The Royale Ballroom was demolished between March and May 1979.

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.

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. The image shows the Royale Ballroom looking south towards the Melbourne CBD from the northern carpark approximately a month before demolition commenced to make way for the new Centennial Hall. Rows of cars can be seen in the carpark, with various buildings in the CBD area visible over the roofline of the Ballroom. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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