Colour slide: 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, Closing Ceremony with Government House in Background, MCG

Object Type
Photography/Transparency
Date Used
1956
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Brief Description
Colour slide printed on plastic with a square, card surround. The picture shows the interior of the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the opening ceremony. The viewpoint is from the north of the ground, looking over the playing field, with the corner of the Grey Smith Stand visible on the right, and the Southern Stand on the far side. In the foreground, flag bearers are arranged in a semi-circle, surrounding a podium. The athletes are in the background, with a marching band and artillery unit beyond.
Measurements
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
1987.1711.5
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by The McEwen Family

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