1956
Melbourne/Stockholm
Australia and Sweden

The Games were hosted in the Southern hemisphere, in Melbourne, for the first time.

Strict quarantine laws meant that foreign horses could not be brought in to Australia to compete, so equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden.

The National Archives holds historical images of Melbourne.

2 records available

  • Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1899.
    COPY 1/440(i)
    Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1899. COPY 1/440(i)Preview
  • Melbourne from GPO Tower looking East, 1901.
    COPY 1/450 (424)
    Melbourne from GPO Tower looking East, 1901. COPY 1/450 (424)Preview

Additional resources

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