Colour photograph of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II leaving the Royal Exhibition Building's western annexe, accompanied by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, and Brian Cox, head of CHOGM Task Force, on her tour of the Building during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held between 30 September and 7 October 1981.

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

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and Brian Cox leaving the western anenxe of the Royal Exhibition Building during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1981. They are passing the Australian Information Service Photographic Unit stand, visible behind them.

Physical Description

A colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.


Ten photographic albumbs maintained by the Exhibition Trustees' provide an invaluable visual record of the history, use, changes and restoration of the Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.

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