Programme, 1956 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Object Type
Documents and books/Book/Booklet/Programme
Date Used
22 Nov 1956
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A 32-page (cover exclusive) programme. Front cover features the Olympic Rings emblem, and a colour photo print of Melbourne from the Yarra River. Inscription 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 back cover features a black and white facsimile of the obverse of the 1956 Olympic Games commemorative medal, designed by Andor Meszaros.
0 - Whole: H: 277 W: 213 D: 4mm (H: 10 7/8 W: 8 3/8 D: 3/16")
Date Used
22 Nov 1956
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Ivy Walsh.


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