Black & white photograph of the landscape of the Centennial Gardens taken from the northern end of what was previously the Nicholson Street carpark, looking south-east, on 19 September 1980. Much of the landscape work of the area is already apparent, with the foundations of the Grollo Fountain visible at the top of the slight rise east of Centennial Hall on Nicholson Street.

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.

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A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. The image is taken from the north, looking south-east, and shows the area previously covered by the Nicholson Street carpark, with the continuing landscaping work well advanced. The foundations of the Grollo Fountain in the gardens bordering Nicholson Street can be seen the left middleground, with bluestone edging already being assembled in preparation for the construction of the stairs leading up the verge to the fountain. Royal Terrace on the corner of Nicholson Street and Gertrude Street is visible in the left background, while the city can be seen in the right background. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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