Four competitors on bicycles pictured at the starting line of the Repco Olympic 7-Day Tour, one of the events organised to commemorate the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. In the background a man is using a microphone to broadcast proceeding through megaphones positioned on top of a car behind him.

This image is part of the Laurie Richards Collection at Museum Victoria comprising approximately 85,000 negatives taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s -1970s. These negatives are all mostly large format [5"x 4"/ 12.5 x 10 cm], black and white images, though a significant number are in colour. The many photographic jobs that were undertaken in the course of thirty years are itemised in a set of log books, copies of which are also held by Museum Victoria.

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Five competitors on bicycles pictured at the start line of the 1956 Repco Olympic 7-Day Tour. People are pictured lining the street, including three commentators. A car with two speakers on the roof is pictured in the background.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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