Large group of people attending a Christian religious ceremony held to commemorate the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. In the background there is a large stage with a mass choir in front of it.

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 group of people sitting and standing at a ceremony held on a sports oval. In the background is a large stage, with a cross at the back, with a mass choir standing in front of it.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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