A male official shaking the hand of male athlete, who is wearing the tracksuit uniform of the Australian team for the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. A framed photograph of Queen Elizabeth II is hanging in the background.

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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A man shaking the hands of another man, who is wearing an Australian Olympic Team tracksuit. A framed photo of the Queen is hanging on the wall behind them.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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