Summary

Colour photograph of the lounge and library facilities in the Great Hall, Royal Exhibition 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

View at ground-level of the lounge and library facilities in the Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held at the Royal Exhibition Building in 1981. Two men and a woman are standing in the immediate foreground near a magazine shelf, while behind them are chairs and tables and a second magazine shelf on the opposing side of the semi-circular library bay. The balcony railing hoardings featuring the 1981 CHOGM logo can be seen in the background.

Physical Description

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

Significance

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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