Colour photograph showing the media gathering to see Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II in the Media Theatre in the Western Annexel, Royal Exhibition Building, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held between 30 September and 7 October 1981.

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

View of a small group of media, seated in the Media Theatre in the Western Annexe, Royal Exhibition Building, during a visit by Queen Elizabeth II at the time of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 1981. A man is speaking from a lectern in the middleground, with the media pack in front of him and Her Royal Highness and the accompanying entourage standing to the speaker's right.

Physical Description

A colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.


Ten photographic albumbs maintained by the Exhibition Trustees' provide an invaluable visual record of the history, use, changes and restoration of the Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.

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