View of the opening ceremony of the Centennial exhibition at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton, Melbourne.
The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the few remaining International Exhibitions buildings left in the world.
Architect: Joseph Reed
Builder: David Mitchell
Foundation stone: 19 February 1879, laid by Governor George Bowen
Completed: October 1, 1880 Electric lighting installed: 1888
Major events held at the Royal Exhibition Building:
1880 - Melbourne International Exhibition - 1 October 1880 until 30 April 1881
1888 - Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888 - 1st August 1888 until 31 January 1889
1901 - Opening of the first Parliament of Australia - 9 May 1901
1901 - New Australian flag design - 3 September 1901, the Countess of Hopetoun, announced the winners of a competition to design the Australian National Flag
1902 - Australian Federal International Exhibition
From the original edition of the The Graphic.