A view of Olympic Park, showing the arena and viewing stands. The Swimming and Olympic Pool complex are under construction in the background, in preparation for the upcoming 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

Olympic Park picturing a sports ground in the foreground with tiered seating and a building under construction in the background. Trees and buildings are shown in the distance, including the Pelaco building in Richmond.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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