A group of people standing in front of the arena of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is under preparations to become the Main Stadium for the upcoming Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. In the background, workmen are preparing the grassed service.

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 and women standing in the foreground of the Melbourne Cricket Ground [MCG] which is being prepared as the track and field stadium for the Olympic games Melbourne, 1956. The grandstand and people preparing the field are shown in the background.

Physical Description

Black and white cellulose acetate negative.

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