Summary

Colour photograph of HRH Princess Alexandra standing on the dais errected at the eastern entrance to the Royal Exhibition Buildings for the singing of the National Anthem as part of the centenary address, accompanied by her husband, the Hon Angus Ogilvy, the Permier of Victoria, Rupert "Dick" Hamer, and members of the Exhibition Trustees executive committee.

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.

Physical Description

A colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. The image depicts HRH Princess Alexandra standing next to the Exhibition Trustees Chairman, Mr Freeman Strickland OBE on the temporary dais errected at the eastern entrance to the Royal Exhibition Buildings for the singing of the National Anthem as part of the centenary address. Standing to Her Royal Highness' right is the Victorian Premier, Rupert "Dick" Hamer, and to his right, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. To the left of Mr Strickland stands the Hon Angus Ogilvy and Mrs Strickland. Also visible in the background are the wife of Exhibition Trustee Rodney Davidson, on the far left of the image, Exhibition Trustee Deputy Director Mr John Elden and Trustee Mrs AJ Watson. Behind them a portion of the banner hung across the entrance way which reads 'The Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition', with the dates 1880 and 1980 in the upper corners, is visible. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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