Black & white photograph of the Aquarium fire that took place on Wednesday 28 January 1953. The photograph was taken from the roof of the Royale Ballroom looking north and shows flames engulfing the building.

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

A view of a corrugated iron-roof building engulfed by flames. A palm tree and other trees are on the left hand side of the photograph and the edge of a building is in the foreground on the right hand side.

Physical Description

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

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