Black & white photograph looking east towards the old central entrance to the Eastern Annexe in 1971, prior to its demolition. Along the righthand wall is the ventilation plant for the Royale Ballroom, situated in the Annexe on the otherside of the wall.

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

Interior view looking east in the old Eastern Annexe of the Exhibition Building, showing the ventilation plant for the Royale Ballroom on the right, with various pieces of equipment, ladders, tables, paint tins, etc. placed along the right side wall.

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin 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.

More Information