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Centenary of Great Hall : 06-October-2011
Centenary of Great Hall : 06-October-2011
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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the opening of the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building.

The Royal Exhibition Building is the only surviving Great Hall that once housed a 19th-century international exhibition and is still used for exhibitions. In 1880, when it was built, the Great Hall was the largest building in Australia, and the highest building in Melbourne.


Address:Nicholson Street, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, 3053
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.804977
Long: 144.972403
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:29-May-1880
Actual Event End Date:29-May-1980


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 29th May, 1980
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To commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Great Hall for the first time to the general public on May 29th 1880 This plaque was unveiled by the Honourable Norman Lacy, M.P. Minister for the Arts one hundred years later

The Exhibition Trustees

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Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au