Black & white photograph of the Royale Ballroom kitchens in 1971. The Royale Ballroom was demolished between March and May 1979.

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 of the kitchens in the Royale Ballroom showing sinks and work benches in the background with two mops in buckets near a rear doorway. A set of warming drawers can be seen in the foreground with more work benches. There is a clock on the wall and a two-door cabinet marked "Gas Meter" with a large pipe and valve coming from the top. A door to the left of the photograph is open to the outside with an overhead sign on the wall reading " Emergency Exit and to Incinerator".

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin 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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