A group of female runners finishing a race at the Main Stadium during Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. Australian athlete Betty Cuthbert is winning the race by passing the finish line first. Several male officials are using stop watches to record the runners' times.

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 group of women running towards the finish line of a running race on a track in a large sports stadium. Large grandstands filled with spectators is visible in the background.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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