A printed A4-sized card invitation covered by clear plastic film, and enveloped within a blue ribbon lined white card folder; [invitation now loose in folder]. Front of folder features an expressed relief design of the Olympic rings emblem crowned by the Melbourne coat-of-arms. Plastic film features a design of a flaming torch in front of the Olympic Rings, with the text below: 'XVITH OLYMPIAD/MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 1956'. The unused invitation, composed by the Chairman of the 1956 Games Organising Committee is addressed to National Olympic Committees (NOC) from around the world to sent delegations to compete at the 1956 Games.
0 - Whole: H: 90 W: 215 D: 1mm (H: 3 9/16 W: 8 7/16 D: 1/16")
0 - Whole: H: 90 W: 430 D: 1mm (H: 3 9/16 W: 16 15/16 D: 1/16")
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 Arthur J. Diggins