Colour photograph of the various conference facilities available in the Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held between 30 September and 7 October 1981. These include a counter for travel information and reservations, newsagent, bank and duty free shop.
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 various conference facilities available in the Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held at the Royal Exhibition Building in 1981. In the foreground, left of image, is a countered with signage 'Travel Information and Reservations', decorated with travel posters and other promotional tourist material. Also visible is a newsagent, a Commonwealth Bank counter, and a duty free shop. There are several figures in the background, right of image.
A colour photographic 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
C.H.O.G.M. SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 7TH 1981/ Conference Facilities - Great Hall - Travel Information,/ Newsagent, Bank, Duty Free Shop.
Type of item
253 mm (Width), 176 mm (Height)
Banks, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Melbourne, 1981, Exhibitions, Governments, Interior Views, Newsagencies, Official Visits, Prime Ministers, Royal Exhibition Building, Travel & Tourism