Colour photograph on the site of the former 'Residency' laundry, showing John Elden, Director of the Exhibition Trustees, kneeling with his two dogs in front of the new 'Residency', in 1982.

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 exterior of the new 'Residency', with John Elden kneeling patting one of two kelpies. Two cypress trees stand either side of the door, and there is a small, circular outdoor table with various potter plants placed on top, one hanging from underneath, and one of the ground immediately to the right of the table.

Physical Description

A colour 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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