Summary

Colour photograph of outgoing Exhibition Trustees Director John Elden standing admiring a presentation of a gold pocket watch at the EOCA Dinner held for Elden at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on the evening of 19 June 1985. Around the table can be seen John Duval, Graeme Marston, Mel Campbell and Kevin Johnson.

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

Outgoing Exhibition Trustees Director John Elden standing and admiring a gold pocket watch in a red leather case that was presented to him by Graeme Marston at the at the EOCA Dinner held for Elden in the Royal Exhibition Buildings on the evening of 19 June 1985. Marston is seated at the table to Elden's right, followed by John Duval. On Elden's left is Mel Campbell, and Kevin Johnson.

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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