Summary

Spectators seated in a large three-tiered grandstand, watching the Opening Ceremony of Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. In the foreground, television cameramen are filming the event.

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 large group of people seated in a large three-tiered grandstand at a sports ground. In the foreground, television cameramen are filming the event.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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