A large crowd of people lining the corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets to watch the Duke of Edinburgh riding past in a open topped car. In front of and behind the car are policemen marching and riding horses. The streets are decorated with bunting, flags and banners to celebrate the Olympic Games, which the Duke was here to open.

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 large crowd of people lining a city street to watch a procession pass by, including policemen on horseback and an official in an open topped car. The buildings and streets are decorated with various flags, banners and bunting.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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