Colour photograph taken from the intersection of Russell and Collins Streets looking west towards the Melbourne Town Hall and Manchester Unity Building, showing the banners hang from light posts to mark the Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition in 1980.
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
View from the intersection of Russell and Collins Streets looking west towards the Melbourne Town Hall and Manchester Unity Building. Blue banners are visible on boths sides of Collins Street hung from light posts advertising The Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition in 1980.
A colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 01/2000
Place & Date Depicted
EXHIBITION CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS/ Street Decorations Collins Street
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
245 mm (Width), 198 mm (Height)
Buildings, Centenaries, Exhibitions: Melbourne International Centenary, 1980, Opening Ceremonies, Royal Exhibition Building, Royal Exhibition Building Trustees, Royal Exhibition Building: Centenary of Opening, Streetscapes