Small birds eye view of 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
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