Summary

Colour photograph of the 'Australia Exhibition' in the Great Hall, 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

View of the 'Australia Exhibition' in the Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held at the Royal Exhibition Building in 1981. Photographic images on the walls of the exhibition in the immediate foreground depict scenes from Central Australia, including a young indigenous boy and Aboriginal rock painting. Just visible behind the exhibition wall appears to be the rear section of a Cobb & Co coach.

Physical Description

A colour photographic 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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