Black & white photograph showing the arrival of delegates to the main entrance of Centennial Hall, Royal Exhibition Building, for 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
Arrival of delegates at Centennial Hall, Royal Exhibition Buildings, for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1981. Two Victoria Police motorcyclists are seated on their motorcycles at the front entrance while a white delegate's car is parked at the main entrance. Victoria Police officers are spaced at intervals along the driveway at the front of the Hall.
A black & white silver gelatin 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.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 01/2000
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
C.H.O.G.M. SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 7TH 1981/ Arrival of delegates at Centennial Hall - main meeting room.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
242 mm (Width), 184 mm (Height)