Black & white photograph of a snake enclosure as part of the Northern Terrtiory government's exhibit at the Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition held at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, between 23 September and 5 October 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
Black & white photograph of a snake in a glass enclosure on display in the Northern Terrtiory government's exhibit at the Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition held at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, between 23 September and 5 October 1980. People can be seen on the other side of the enclosure walking past or looking at the snake, while signage above the enclosure asks visitors not to tap on the glass.
A black & white silver gelatin 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
Photograph, Black & White
EXHIBITION CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS/ THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY EXHIBITION/ Northern Territory's Government Exhibition - Eastern Annexe - SNAKES.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
245 mm (Width), 190 mm (Height)
Centenaries, Exhibitions: Melbourne International Centenary, 1980, Exhibitions: Melbourne International Centenary, 1980, Royal Exhibition Building, Royal Exhibition Building Trustees, Royal Exhibition Building: Centenary of Opening, Snakes