A crowd of people standing outside the office of the Overseas Telecommunications Commission (OTC) in Melbourne. They are witnessing the visit of the Governor of Victoria, whose official car is parked in the foreground. An information centre promoting colour television (finally introduced to Australia in 1975) and the upcoming Olympic Games held in Munich, West Germany, in 1972.

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 crowd of people standing outside a stone building in a city street, looking through the front windows. In the foreground is parked a black car with a flag on the front.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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