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Digital Photograph - Myers Store Decorated for Melbourne Olympic Games, Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 110479

Description Of Content:
View of Myer Department Store, Bourke Street, decorated with Olympic Symbol, white statues of athletes and the flags of the Olympic Nations. The clock tower of the Melbourne GPO can be seen to the left of the photograph.

This is a view of Myer Store, Bourke Street, and the General Port Office clock tower, decorated for the Olympic Games, August 1956. The photographer David Meale had been brought up in the country and only recently moved to Melbourne. He remembers 'Lots of the shops in the city were decorated to celebrate the Games. You could walk through the city just to see them.'
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: olympic games melbourne 1956
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Olympic Games - Melbourne 1956
Tertiary Classification: street decorations
Inscriptions: Olympic Games 1956 Pre Games August 1956
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Myer Stores Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1956
Photographer: Mr David Meale

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