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Digital Photograph - Coles Store Decorated for Melbourne Olympic Games, Showing Batman & Colonial Settlement of Melbourne, Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 110480

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View of Coles Department Store, Bourke Street, decorated with a tableau of bushland and a man in bushman's hat and red scarf standing in foreground.

This photograph shows 'The Foundation of Melbourne', Coles Store Bourke Street, decorated for the 1956 Olympics. This is 'View 1', Bushland. The display tells the story of the founding of Melbourne. John Batman is looking over the Yarra and surrounding area announcing: 'This will be the place for a village'. The figure of Batman was three dimensional and the background was in panels which were mechanised. Every couple of minutes they would change to reveal 'View 2', the new city of Melbourne, captured in image MM110481. This Coles Store was near Myers on Bourke Street.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Acknowledgement:
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
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956
Photographer: Mr David Meale

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