Colour photograph of a dinner held in recognition of twenty-five years of service as a trustee by Exhibition Trustees' Deputy Chairman, Ken L. Christian, on the 16 July 1982. In this image are Mr Freeland Strickland OBE, Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, and Mr Edward 'Ted' Wallace Best, former Lord Mayor of Melbourne (1969-71).

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

Freeland Strickland OBE talking with former Melbourne Lord Mayor Edward Best at a dinner held to recognise Ken Christian's twenty-five years of service on the Exhibition Trustees.

Physical Description

A colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.


The Exhibition Trustees' album containing this photograph provides an invaluable visual record of past maintenance and restoration work undertaken on the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.

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