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Digital Photograph - View of Olympic Park Running Track, Under Construction, Melbourne 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 110494

Description Of Content:
An athletic field and running track under construction, with metal framework for pool construction behind.

This photograph shows a view of the new Olympic Park running track, under construction in about August 1955 for the Melbourne Olympic Games. 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.' The Olympic Pool, also under construction, is in the background.
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: construction sites
Inscriptions: Melbourne Olympic Swimming Pool under construction- about August 1955.
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1955
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1955
Photographer: Mr David Meale

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