Black & white aerial photograph of the Exhibition Building from the east, probably taken in the mid-1950s. The photograph shows the Exhibition Building, annexes, buildings used by the British Migrant Reception Centre and the area where the Aquarium building was destroyed by fire in 1953.
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
Aerial photograph of the Exhibition Building from the east. It shows the Exhibition Building, annexes, buildings used by the British Migrant Reception Centre and the area where the Aquarium building was destroyed by fire in 1953.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is no printed caption below the photograph.
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
242 mm (Width), 184 mm (Height)
Aerial Photographs, Buildings, Exhibitions: Melbourne International, 1880-1881, Exterior Views, Photography, Royal Exhibition Building, Royal Exhibition Building Trustees, Royal Exhibition Building: History of Events, 1960-1969