Agency VA 4153
Organising Committee for the XVIth Olympiad Melbourne [1956]
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Date Range: 1949 - 1960
 
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In 1949, the International Olympics Committee awarded the 1956 Olympics Games to the City of Malbourne. A Provisional Organising Committee was set up in 1949. The membership of the Provisional Organising Committee included representatives from the Melbourne City Council, the Commonwealth Government, the State Government, the International Olympics Committee, the Victorian Olympics Council, Australian Olympics Federation, the Municipal Association, and Melbourne Invitation Committee.

The Organising Committee was registered as a company on the 17 September 1951. The last meeting of the Organising Committee as an unregistered body was held on 14th September, 1951.

The name of the Company was " The Organising Committee for the XVIth Olympiad Melbourne 1956", also called " the Organising Committee").

The committee was responsible for providing various facilities such as sporting venues and accomodation for athletes and so on.

The Olympic Games Act (No 5905) provided for a State Government guarantee for expenditure in connection with preparation and conduct of games.
 
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1949 - 1956 Photographs and Presentation Documents [1956 Melbourne Olympics Photograph Collection] VPRS 15162 North Melbourne Open
1953 - 1958 Plans and Diplomas VPRS 16284 North Melbourne Open
1953 - 1961 Correspondence, etc - Subject Series VPRS 10743 North Melbourne Part Open
1956 - 1956 Files and Invoices VPRS 10719 North Melbourne Open
1956 - 1956 Photographic Negatives [1956 Melbourne Olympics Photograph Collection] VPRS 10742 North Melbourne Open
1956 - 1956 Index to Photographic Negatives [1956 Melbourne Olympics Photograph Collection] VPRS 15163 North Melbourne Open
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1949 - 1960 Premier VRG 50