Black & white photograph of the landscaping of the Centennial Gardens taken from the southern end of what was previously the Nicholson Street carpark, looking north, on 19 September 1980. The landscape work is nearing completition, with paving and the mounting points for bollards at the Nicholson Street entrance visible in the foreground.

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 is taken from the south-east, looking north, and shows the area previously covered by the Nicholson Street carpark, with the continuing landscaping work well advanced. The bluestone pillars framing the Nicholson Street entrance to the eastern nave of the Exhibition Buildings are in the immediate foreground, either side of the paved entrance and the mounting boles for the securtiy bollards. Centennial Hall in the left background is now completed and all the scaffolding of previous weeks has been removed. The buildings on the eastern side of Nicholson Street are reflected in silhouette in the Hall's glass facade. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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