Colour photograph of the Chairman's Toast at a dinner held in recognition of twenty-five years of service as a trustee by Exhibition Trustees' Deputy Chairman, Ken L. Christian, on the 16 July 1982. Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, Mr Freeland Strickland OBE, is standing at the dinner table as he presents the toast, with Mr Ken Christian, Mrs Anderson and Mrs Mary Christian also visible on either side of Strickland.

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

Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, Mr Freeland Strickland OBE, standing a the dinner table presenting a toast in honour of Deputy Chairman Mr Ken Christian, flanked either side by other attending guests.

Physical Description

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


The Exhibition Trustees' album containing this photograph provides an invaluable visual record of past maintenance and restoration work undertaken on the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.

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