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Nearing the Melbourne Olympics

Preparations in Melbourne for the 1956 Olympic Games.
Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : J S Allan
Man walking along bank of the Yarra River. Melbourne city buildings. Street scenes with traffic, trams and pedestrians. Elizabeth Street. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) stadium. MCG stand.
Access No. 85501 | 1 min 43 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Collingwood Vs Melbourne VFL game. At Melbourne Cricket Ground. Collingwood score goal. Olympic Swimming stadium and Olympic Park. Olympic games swimming and diving stadium. Construction of sports facilties.
Access No. 85510 | 2 mins 2 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Olympic Games. Athletes training on Melbourne Olympic Stadium field. Bob Grant, Australian javelin champion with Austrian coach, Franz Stampfl. Four sprinters jogging on track. Housing in the Olympic Village. Dining halls under construction. Tradesmen and builders at work. Man sweeping leaves in front lawn of his house, woman walking along street with pram.
Access No. 85520 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Trams past Melbourne Town Hall in Swanston Street. Map of Melbourne suburbs, small sailing boats on Port Phillip Bay, Ballarat as host city for Olympic Games rowing and canoeing on Lake Wendouree. Rowing race between NSW and Victoria for annual Kings Cup. Rowers on Yarra River.
Access No. 85529 | 1 min 34 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Ballarat, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |