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1956 Olympic Games Memorabilia

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Like all Olympic Games, the Melbourne Games produced its own unique memorabilia. Here is a brief selection.

Souvenir Program covering Olympic Games

Souvenir Program

Ticket to the Opening Ceremony on 22 Nov 1956 - Main Stadium

Ticket for Opening Ceremony
 

Front cover of Opening Ceremony Souvenier booklet

Belt Buckle for belt issued to Australian Team members

Olympic Games Towell

Belt buckle and towell  from Australian team uniform

The official team tie for the Australian TeamA bookmark commemmorating the Games

The Australian Team Tie.           A commemorative bookmark.

hat band

The hat band from the Australian Team hat

Commemorative medal given to all those who participated and helped run the Games

Now here is a real collector's item - the official commemorative medallion

Licence Plates issued for the Olympic Year in Victoria have become collector's items

Victorian Car licence plates from 1956 have become a collector's item.

Just like nowadays, people kept all sorts of keepsakes from the Melbourne Games!

So people souvenired carpark signs even in those days!

The famous Australian bottle green blazer had the traditional Australian Olympic coat of arms on it

The famous Australian bottle green blazer had the tradtional Australian coat of arms on the left breast pocket