|Opening Ceremony ticket|
I had brought one of my father's scrap books plus copies of The Argus published during the games, a copy of the Australian Women's Weekly from December 1956, a selection of programs prepared for individual events for each day of competition and the Official report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956.
As the Olympic Village was constructed in neighbouring Heidelberg a number of audience members had memories of growing up near the village.
Raymond Morris Collection, National Museum of Australia
|Raymond Morris Collection, National Museum of Australia|
This was a great session to share experiences and memories of events that occurred 60 years ago as we remembered the 1956 Olympic Games - an important event in the history of Melbourne.
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