Olympic memorabilia from Tom Wigley's suitcase, 1956-1972 Olympic Games

Object Type
Clothing or accessories/Clothing/General uniform/Blazer/Pocket
Documents and books/Document
Documents and books/Book/Booklet
Flags and signage/Pennant
Date Used
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Assorted Olympic memorabilia from Tom Wigley's suitcase, 1956- 72 Olympics. 65 + items, consists of:

6 ties- 2 green with Olympic rings and kangaroo, 1 with pattern of coat of arms, 1 blue and white striped, 1 black with silver fern leaves, 1 blue with coloured diagonal stripes.

2 armbands- green O.O.C, maroon “MARSHALL/ C/ GROUP”.

1 hatband- dark green with Olympic Rings.

6 blazer pockets- B.E. Games Auckland 1950 Weight-lifting manager; 1956-64-68 Olympic Games 1968 Mexico City; Admin Officer Olympic Games 1972 Munich; Olympic Games 1964; Olympic Games 1956; S.A.A.M.L.A.

3 patches- Australia, with kangaroo and Olympic Rings; Australia with kangaroo and Olympic Rings Tokyo 1964.

5 ID badges- Irma Wigley, Offizielle; T.J. Wigley Offizieller- both with black and white photo.
Tom Wigley Executive S.A. Ret. (A.O.F.).
NOK Australien
Mexico 68 Carte d’identite/ identity card/ documento de identidad; brown cover, b & w photo of Mrs. Wigley

2 stickers- Mexico 68 Australian Olympic Team Supporter.

Souvenir lunchbag containing 2 serviettes, invitation, meal card, and vehicle pass.

1 handkerchief, Tokyo 1964

1 sash, Olympic Appeal Munich 1972

1 small banner/ wallhanging- Tokyo 1964

1 headscarf, Olympic 1964

2 lengths of fabric with embroidered Australian coat of arms in map of Australia- one has three, the other has two.

1 small flag for waving, Mexico Esgrima (fencing).

4 small pennants- 2x B.E. Games 1950 (one blue, one red); Melbourne 1956; Comité Olimpico de Chile

2 Qantas souvenir menus, Mexico 1968.

1 Mexico 68 stamp booklet

5 booklets- 2x The story of the Olympics and Mexico; Australia at the 7th BE and Games Perth 1962; Australia at the XIX Olympic Games 1968; Australia’s team XIX Olympic Games Mexico 1968;

1 long booklet with press-out cubes to form a Mexico 68 display

1 Envelope filled with 1956 Olympic Games lunch invitations, meal card, car pass, and ID card.

1 Programme for the Marat/ Sade production, Mexico 68.

1 Ticket and accommodation reservation folder, B.E. and C. Games 1958

1 Pass for Olympic village, T. Wigley

1 pass for Mexico 68 to the Hipodromo.

2 record and result books- 1964, 1968.

1 Tokyo Olympic 1964 welcome pamphlet, in several languages.

1 Melbourne 1956 car badge, in blue box.

1 colour photo of 1972 Olympic Games athletes and staff in uniform.

1 colour postcard of lighting of Cauldron, 1964.

1 green plastic wallet for meal coupon (sic), 1964.

1 small booklet for 1960 Rome Olympics.

1 magazine clipping with stapled note listing 1972 Games Australian competitors and officials.
Date Used
In storage
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated by Tom J. Wigley


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