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Digital Photograph - Olympic Pool Under Construction for Melbourne Olympic Games, Melbourne, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 110484

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A large construction site of a stadium with a corrugated iron roof in foreground.

This photograph shows the Olympic Pool under construction before the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956. It was taken in August, just before the Games began. The photographer David Meale had been brought up in the country and only recently moved to Melbourne. David would go looking to see what was happening with the construction sites on the weekend. He remembers 'It was a very exciting time, only 12 years after the War and a very big deal for the people of Melbourne.'
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: construction sites
Inscriptions: The Olympic Pool under construction August 1956.
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1956
Photographer: Mr David Meale

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