Colour slide depicting 1956 Olympic Village

Object Type
Photography/Transparency
Date Used
1956
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Object Detail


Brief Description
Colour slide printed on plastic with a square, card surround. The picture was taken at the Olympic Village during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and shows a group of people standing in front of a building marked "SAUNA" that is on fire. No flames are visible but there is smoke emitting from the building, and five figures are standing on the roof, one using a hose. Along the upper frame of the slide is written "Sauna on fire".
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 50 W: 50 D: 1mm (H: 1 15/16 W: 1 15/16 D: 1/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
1986.1047.59
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Doris Carter OBE

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