Eighteen Bearbrass members and one guest enjoyed promenading around the Dome of the Royal Exhibition Building and absorbing the 360 degree view in fine weather!
Our tour started in the basement where our extremely competent guide led us through the history of the building and its uses.
In 1901, 12,000 dignitaries witnessed the opening of Australia’s Federal Parliament. In the same year the newly designed Australian flag was flown for the first time from the Dome. Disease, war and post-World War 11 migration resulted in increasing civic use of the building and gardens.
Overall, a very interesting afternoon exploring Melbourne’s Newest Oldest attraction!