A male official checking out time keeping equipment to be used for rowing events held as part of the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956 at Albert Park Lake. The official's blazer identifies him as being from Omega, the official supplier of time keeping equipment for the games.

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 man wearing a uniform checking electronic equipment set up at the finish lining of a rowing course on a lake. A crowd of people can be seen in the background lining the banks of the lake.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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