Summary

Black & white photograph showing the construction of steel framework as part of the redevelopment of the former Eastern Annexe, taken on 21 September 1977.

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 steel framework being erected as part of the construction of a new entrance to the Exhibition Building Convention Centre in 1977. Scaffolding has been set up against the wall tot he right, while various work tools and equipment, wheelbarrows, and rubble, can be seen underneath.

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

Significance

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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