Black & white photograph showing the official dais being constructed below the Dome in the Great Hall of the Exhibition Building in preparation for the Royal Visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra in September 1959.
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
Circular dais being constructed below the Dome of the Exhibition Building, with several figures visible near the edge of the dais and seating already being laid out in readiness for the official function.
A black & white silver gelatin 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
Photograph, Black & White
Printed below photograph: Royal Visit 1959. Reception to Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra,/ Thursday September 17th 1959. Official dias[sic] under dome area.
Type of item
202 mm (Width), 253 mm (Height)
Buildings, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Melbourne, 1981, Exhibitions: Melbourne International, 1880-1881, Royal Exhibition Building, Royal Exhibition Building Trustees, Royal Visits, Royalty: British