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Digital Photograph - Olympic Pool Under Construction for Melbourne Olympic Games, Melbourne, 1956 Reg. No: MM 110484
- Description Of Content:
- 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
- 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:||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|