Physical description

A paper back publication, including text and black and white photographs. The cover bears colour embossed images of the Olympic medals and the colours of the Olympics. The back cover features an image of the Coat of Arms of the City of Melbourne.


A publication prepared to commemorate the Games of the Sixteenth Olympiad to be held in Melbourne from November 22 until December 8, 1956. The booklet details information about the selection of Melbourne and preparation for the Games as well as a history of aspects of the Olympic Games. It includes names of the Organising Committee as well as many images of Melbourne and noted athletes.