Summary

Colour photograph of former Exhibition Trustee Director John Elden replying to the toast made in his honour at the 'At Home' celebration for Christian and outgoing Exhibition Trustees Director John Elden held at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on the evening of 18 May 1985.

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

Former Exhibition Trustees Chairman Ken Christian standing at a lectern before seated guests in the Great Hall, acknowledging their toast to him at the 'At Home' to him and John Elden held in the Royal Exhibition Buildings on the evening of 18 May 1985.

Physical Description

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

Significance

The ten Exhibition Trustees' albums provide an invaluable visual record of past use, history, maintenance and restoration work of the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.

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