Photograph of 1956 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Melbourne Cricket Ground

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Card/Postcard
Date Used
1956
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Brief Description
Black and white photographic postcard featuring an aerial view over rows of athletes lined up behind their standard bearers, behind the racetrack. A semicircle of flagbearers stand in front of them, with photographers queuing up on the other side of the track to photograph them.
Was housed in an envelope with 13 other identical cards.
Measurements
H: 90 W: 143mm (H: 3 9/16 W: 5 5/8")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.1263.2
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

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