Black & white photograph showing guests at the centenary commemorative reception of the first opening of the Exhibition Buildings to the public on the 19 May 1980. The group of guests comprises of Mr John Elden, Director of the Exhibition Trustees, Mr K L Christian, Deputy Director, their wives, and former Exhibition Trustees.

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.

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. The image shows ten guests at the centenary commemorative reception held on 19 May 1980 to recognise the centenary of the first opening to the public of the Exhibition Buildings. The group consists of current Exhibition Trustee director and deputy director, their wives, and other former trustees and chairman. Other guests can be seen in the background. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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