A female judge watching a fencing match between two contestants at the St Kilda Town Hall, as part of the Olympics Games held in Melbourne in 1956. A seated audience are visible in the background.

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 small crowd of seated people watching a fencing match in a hall. A female official is watching from the foreground, with a table in front of her containing timing equipment.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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