A group of Australian athletes and official participating in a ceremony at the Olympic Village in West Heidelberg during the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. They are standing around a flag pole which is flying the Australian flag.

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 people in uniform participating in a ceremony under an Australian flag. Several brick houses are visible in the background.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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