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, leaving the Australia Exhibition on display in the Great Hall while 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 leaving the Australia Exhibition in the Great Hall while 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. Members of the official party follow behind.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
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.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 01/2000
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
C.H.O.M.G. SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 7TH 1981/ Her Majesty, accompanied by the Prime Minister and Mr. COX/ leave the Great Hall.
Type of item
204 mm (Width), 153 mm (Height)