Colour photograph of CHOGM visitors inspecting the Indigenous exhibits in the 'Australia Exhibition' in the Great Hall, 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
CHOGM visitors of African heritage inspecting the Indigenous exhibits in the 'Australia Exhibition' in the Great Hall, Royal Exhibition Building during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held at the Royal Exhibition Building in 1981. Several men, one wearing a military uniform, are accompanied by a Caucasian women in a blue patterned dress wearing an ID badge, as they inspect Australian Aboriginal pukumani poles in a section of the exhibition titled 'The First Australians'.
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.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Jan 2000
Place & Date Depicted
C.H.O.G.M. SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 7TH 1981/ Visitors Australia Exhibition - Great Hall.
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
253 mm (Width), 201 mm (Height)
Buildings, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Melbourne, 1981, Exhibitions, Exhibitions: Melbourne International, 1880-1881, Governments, Indigenous Cultures, Interior Views, Prime Ministers, Royal Exhibition Building, Royal Exhibition Building Trustees