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Author: Tara Oldfield
On the 22nd of November 1956, Melbourne began its two week run as host city of the Olympic Games. It was the first time the Games were held in the Southern Hemisphere and the first in which all athletes walked the closing ceremony together.
Public Record Office Victoria holds many fantastic records from the 1956 Games including original plans, the City of Melbourne submission to hold the Games, and photographs.
View more from the photographic collection here.
Also among our collection we found fantastic black and white sketches of athlete housing and stadiums - perfect for colouring in! Download our 1956 Olympics colouring book, print it off and colour your Christmas stress away!