Black & white photograph of the entrance to the eastern annexe, formerly known as the Stadium Annexe, from the Great Hall in 1971.
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 through a wide doorway leading into the eastern annexe (formerly Stadium Annexe) from the Great Hall in 1971. Through the doorway a stairwell can be seen overhead with fluoresecent light fitting fixed under the stairs. There is a decorative archway in the background and a wooden floor throughout. In the foreground a wood panelled wall can be seen with a fire extinguisher fixed to the wall to the right of the doorway. Above the doorway a large sign reads: "Royale Ballroom, Director, and Trust Office Turn Right" with an arrow pointing to the right.
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.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 01/2000
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Printed below photograph: Entrance to Stadium Annexe from Great Hall 1971.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
161 mm (Width), 250 mm (Height)
Buildings, Exhibitions: Melbourne International, 1880-1881, Royal Exhibition Building, Royal Exhibition Building Trustees, Royal Exhibition Building: Eastern Annexe, Royal Exhibition Building: Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building: History of Events, 1970-1979, Royal Exhibition Building: Stadium Annexe