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Centenary of the opening of the Exhibition Building : 06-October-2011
Centenary of the opening of the Exhibition Building : 06-October-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Plaque commemorates the centenary of the opening of the Exhibition Building for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880.

The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage Site-listed building in Melbourne, Australia, completed in 1880. It was built to host the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880-1881 and later hosted the opening of the first Parliament of Australia in 1901.

Location

Address:Nicholson Street, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, 3053
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.804977
Long: 144.972403
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1880
Approx. Event End Date:1881
Monument Designer:Joseph Reed (architect)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 1st October, 1980
Front Inscription

H. R. H. Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Mrs. Angus Ogilvy on 1st October, 1980 unveiled this plaque to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Exhibition Building for the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-81 and the official opening of the Centennial Hall and the Melbourne International Centenary Exhibition 1980

The Exhibition Trustees [ Names ]

Source: MA
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