Guide to the Papers of Sir W. S. Kent Hughes

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MS 4856

National Library of Australia

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Series 19. 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, 1952-68

The Provisional Organising Committee of the 1956 Olympic Games was set up by the Australian Olympic Federation in 1949. Its main responsibility was the selection of venues and liaison with Governments and the Melbourne City Council in relation to the construction of venues and the Olympic Village. An office was opened in 1951 and in that year Kent Hughes became Chairman of the Organising Committee, holding the position until the Committee was wound up in 1958. He was also chairman of the Executive Committee and the Finance and general Purposes Committee, which was formed in 1953 and which met every two weeks or so...

Copies of letter of John Ian Wing, 1956 (original in the Strong Room) (File 20) - Box 67

Letter from John Ian Wing to the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games Committee suggesting that athletes walk together rather than in teams by countries at the closing ceremony

Letter from John Ian Wing to Sir Wilfred Kent Hughes, thanking him for accepting his suggestion that athletes at the Olympic Games closing ceremony walk together as a single group, not by nation.


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