The Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne: A Guide

The Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne: A Guide

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In most great cities there is one building that epitomises its spirit and history. In Melbourne it is undoubtedly the Royal Exhibition Building. From 1880 its dome, inspired by the Duomo in Florence, dominated the city skyline. In 1880, and again in 1888, the international exhibitions it housed had a profound impact on the citizens of a city that had existed only half a century.

This guidebook is an introduction to the rich history of the Royal Exhibition Building over the last 127 years. It gives vivid descriptions of the great exhibitions and fascinating information about other events in the building.

Published: 2004

ISBN: 978 09 75837 06 1


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