Summary

Black & white photograph of FRG Strickland delivering the address at a function to commemorate the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone for the Exhibition Building, taken 19 February 1979. The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency Sir George Bowen, Governor of the Colony of Victoria, on 19 February 1879.

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

A view of a stage during a speech with FRG Strickland giving the speech to the right of the photograph and 14 people sitting in chairs on the stage behind him.

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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