Colour photograph of outgoing Exhibition Trustees Director John Elden admiring a presentation of a gold pocket watch at the EOCA Dinner held for Elden at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on the evening of 19 June 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.

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Outgoing Exhibition Trustees Director John Elden seated admiring a gold pocket watch in a red leather case that was presented to him by Graeme Marston at the at the EOCA Dinner held for Elden in the Royal Exhibition Buildings on the evening of 19 June 1985. Seated on Elden's right is Graeme Marston, while on his left is Mel Campbell.

Physical Description

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.

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