Summary

Black & white photograph of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, and Brian Cox, Head of CHOGM Task Force, entering the northern transept of the Great Hall on her tour of the Royal Exhibition Building during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held between 30 September and 7 October 1981.

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

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II entering the northern transept of the Great Hall on her visit to the Royal Exhibition Building during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1981. To her right stands Brian Cox, while on her left is the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser. A press photographer stands to the right of image, while other members of the official party follow on the image's left.

Physical Description

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

Significance

Ten photographic albumbs maintained by the Exhibition Trustees' provide an invaluable visual record of the history, use, changes and restoration of the Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.

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