1880 Exhibition Building


A charming image of the Exhibition Building not long after it was completed in 1880. The Exhibition Building was opened in 1880 for the Melbourne International Exhibition. It attracted more than 1.3 million visitors over eight months. The subsequent Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition of 1888 was even larger; temporary annexes were constructed from the building to the northern boundary of Carlton Gardens.

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Photograph attributed to N. J. Caire

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