Book, "Meteorological Summary: Weather and the Olympic Games" Aug 1956

Object Type
Documents and books/Book
Date Used
Aug 1956
See full details

Object Detail

Brief Description
Book; 53pp + cover; (with introductory notes and appendices), with a textured grey cover, entitled: METEOROLOGICAL SUMMARY / COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA / BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY / WEATHER / AND THE / OLYMPIC GAMES / BERLIN - 1936 / LONDON - 1948 / HELSINKI - 1952 / MELBOURNE - 1956 (partially obscured due to surface loss). Contents contain reports and graphs demonstrating the effects of climate on athletes during previous Olympic Games, and coupled with meteorological data recording past Melbourne weather, it provides a reasonable forecast for weather during the Melbourne Games, with athlete comfort a priority consideration. Handwritten inscription top right of cover: "The Sun News Pictorial / M.C.C. Press Room". Stamp "HERALD LIBRARY" on front cover.
0 - Whole: H: 250 W: 200 D: 4mm (H: 9 13/16 W: 7 7/8 D: 3/16")
Date Used
Aug 1956
In storage
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Herald & Weekly Times Library.


Subject Auto Tags



Be the first to comment.