Colour photograph looking at the south-eastern corner of Centennial Hall, capturing two reflected views in the building's glass facade; the southern wall reflecting the original Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building, while the eastern wall reflects the various flags of nations represented at the 1981 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the buildings on the opposite of Nicholson Street, including St. Mary Immaculate Church. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting was held in the main meeting room of Centennial Hall 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.

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Two reflected views in the glass facade of Centennial Hall taken at the time of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1981, showing the St. Mary Immaculate Chuch on the opposite side of Nicholson Street, and the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building reflected on the Hall's southern facade.

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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