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- A Place & Date Depicted Melbourne, Australia
Digital Photograph - Myers Store Decorated for Melbourne Olympic Games, Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1956 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
|Tagged with:||olympic games melbourne 1956|
|Themes this item is part of:||Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|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|