A 32-page (cover exclusive) programme. Green cover features the Olympic Rings emblem and a colour photo image of Melbourne, on the front, and, a black and white photo image of the obverse of the 1956 Olympics commemorative medal, on the back. Text on front: 'OLYMPIC GAMES/MELBOURNE 1956/OPENING/CEREMONY/MAIN STADIUM (MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND)/THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22ND 1956 AT 3.00 P.M./OFFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME/TWO SHILLINGS'. The first five pages of the programme feature the autographs of many Olympic athletes present at the Opening Ceremony.
0 - Whole: H: 277 W: 217 D: 3mm (H: 10 7/8 W: 8 9/16 D: 1/8")
Organising Committee for the Games of the XVIth Olympiad, Melbourne 1956
International Olympic Committee; 23 Jun 1894
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Pamela M Whyte.