Spectators seated in several large three-tiered grandstand, watching the Opening Ceremony of Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. In the foreground, part of the arena is visible, where groups of athletes are standing in nation order.

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 lage number of peole seated in three tiered grandstands, watching athletes in uniform parading in groups on a sports ground.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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