Black & white photograph of the landscaping of the Centennial Gardens taken from the northern end of what was previously the Nicholson Street carpark, looking south-west, on 19 August 1980. Although Centennial Hall is almost completed, the foreground shows the initial stages of the landscaping on the eastern side of Centennial Hall, with mounds of earth and earth moving equipment visible in the background.

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-east, looking south-west, and shows the area previously covered by the Nicholson Street carpark being landscaped into the future Centennial Gardens. A white car is situated in the immediate right foreground, behind which the glass facade of the almost completed Centennial Hall reflects Royal Terrace on the eastern side of Nicholson Street. The car park has been removed and mounds of earth and equipment occupy the middle and background. The Exhibition Building's eastern nave and central dome are visible behind Centennial Hall. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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