A large group of spectators sitting in a grandstand at the main stadium of the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. Above them is the scoreboard, which shows the results of the Womens 200M final, which was won by Betty Cuthbert of Australia.

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 group of people seated in a grandstand watching a sports event. Above them is a scoreboard, depicting the results.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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