Print from a newspaper, showing a south-eastern view of the almost completed (Royal)l Exhibition Building. The dome is still under construction and scaffolding surrounds the entrances. People are passing the building on foot and in a covered horse-drawn cart.

The Melbourne International Exhibition ran from 1 Oct 1880 to 30 Apr 1881. The (Royal) Exhibition Building, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell between January 1879 and May 1880), was especially constructed for the occasion. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.

Physical Description

Black and white print taken from a woodblock engraving and cut from an unidentified, illustrated newspaper.

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