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Children enjoying a ride on the miniature railway at the Brisbane Ekka in 1948

Photographer: Unidentified


Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Description: The first exhibition on the site of the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds dates to August 1876, with the staging of the first Queensland Intercolonial Exhibition. In 1920 the Prince of Wales [later Edward VIII] visited the Exhibition, following which the Association moved to incorporate the word Royal into its name as the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland, which over the years has been reduced, unofficially, to the Royal National Association [RNA]. The Exhibition is known locally as the 'Ekka'.


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Taken in August 1948