Bid for Melbourne to host 1956 Olympic Games

Object Type
Documents and books/Book
Documents and books/Document/Prospectus
Date Used
Circa 1949
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A 46-page, blue hard back book, with a golden label adhered to the front cover, containing an image of the ancient 'Discus Thrower' and the Olympic Rings, with the text: XVI OLYMPIAD/1956. Title page reads: MELBOURNE'S/OLYMPIC GAMES/INVITATION. This prospectus was issued by the Melbourne Olympic Bid Committee as an invitation to the I.O.C. promoting the City as a candidate for the 1956 Games, which it eventually won.
0 - Whole: H: 315 W: 250 D: 5mm (H: 12 3/8 W: 9 13/16 D: 3/16")
Date Used
Circa 1949
In storage
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Ian Beaurepaire




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