Colour photograph of the 'Royal Party' of Royal Exhibition Building representatives, dressed in medieval costume, gathered at the Exhibition Trustees' stall at the Melbourne Meeting Mart held in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria on the 20 July 1982. The Meeting Mart is an annual Melbourne tradeshow to promote the Victorian events industry, providing an opportunity for various exhibitors to connect with others in the sector. It is still running in 2011.

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.

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Representatives of the Royal Exhibition Building, including Director of the Exhibition Trustees, John Elden, posing for a photograph at the Trustees' stall in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria dressed in medieval costume, the 'Royal Party', during the Melbourne Meeting Mart held on 20 July 1982.

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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