Colour photograph of the Chairman's Toast at a dinner held in recognition of twenty-five years of service as a trustee by Exhibition Trustees' Deputy Chairman, Ken L. Christian, on the 16 July 1982. Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, Mr Freeland Strickland OBE, is standing at the dinner table, along with other guests as they raise their glasses to Christian.

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

Guests at a dinner in recognition of Ken Christian standing at the dinner table drinking a toast to his twenty-five years of service on the Exhibition Trustees. In the middle of the image is Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees Mr Freeland Strickland OBE, with Lady Anderson and Mrs Mary Christian on his left and right respectively, and Ken Christian and Strickland's wife, Mary, further along the table, at image left.

Physical Description

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


The Exhibition Trustees' album containing this photograph provides an invaluable visual record of past maintenance and restoration work undertaken on the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.

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