Colour photograph of former Exhibition Trustees Chairman Freeman Strickland OBE toasting Ken Christian and John Elden at the 'At Home' celebration for them held at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on the evening of 18 May 1985.
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
Former Exhibition Trustees Chairman Freeman Strickland OBE standing at a microphone and lectern with guests in the background, toasting Ken Christian and John Elden in the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Buildings on the occasion of the 'At Home' to them held on the evening of 18 May 1985.
A colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
The ten Exhibition Trustees' albums provide an invaluable visual record of past use, history, maintenance and restoration work of the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 01/2000
Place & Date Depicted
AT HOME TO KEN CHRISTIAN AND JOHN ELDEN MAY 18TH 1985/ FORMER CHAIRMAN FREE STRICKLAND TOASTS KEN CHRISTIAN/ AND JOHN ELDEN.
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Image Dimensions - Photograph
252 mm (Width), 202 mm (Height)