A male technician operating a loud speaker system on a platform constructed on scaffolding at a sports ground. In the background a large group of people are assembled for a Christian religious ceremony held to commerate the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956.

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.

Description of Content

A man operating a electronic system while standing on a platform erected on scaffolding. Behind him is a sports oval covered with people attending an event.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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