Black & white photograph showing the arrival of The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain, at the main entrance of Centennial Hall, Royal Exhibition Building, for 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
Arrival of Margaret Thatcher at the main entrance to Centennial Hall, Royal Exhibition Buildings, for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1981. Thatcher is seen having stepped out of a white delegate's car, while security and Victoria Police personal can be seen in the background.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Ten photographic albums maintained by the Exhibition Trustees' provide an invaluable visual record of the history, use, changes and restoration of the Royal Exhibition Building 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.G.M. SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 7TH 1981/ Arrival of The Right Honourable Mrs. Margaret THATCHER,/ M.P., Prime Minister, Great Britain.
Type of item
153 mm (Width), 205 mm (Height)