Summary

The unveiling of the 50,000 Ferguson tractor to journalists at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Construction work for the new facilities for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games are visible 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.

Description of Content

Group of men in suits standing around a tractor at a sports ground. In the background a new grandstand is under construction.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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