Dawn Fraser Rome 1960 Dawn Fraser Rome 1960, test. Copyright IOC
Ben ActonBen Acton flips a coin to decide whether to captain Australia in Ice Hockey at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics or Field Hockey at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Murray Rose Tribute Dinner Greats of the Olympic family gather for the Murray Rose Tribute Dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 26 November, 2013.
Murray Rose Tribute DinnerThe Murray Rose Tribute Dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on 26 November, 2013.
Swimming: Women's Medley Relay Rome 1960Footage shows the final leg of the Women's Medley Relay at the Rome 1960 Olympics. Dawn Fraser is swimming the anchor leg for the Australian team of Marilyn Wilson, Rosemary Lassig and Janice Thornett, and finishes second winning the silver medal. Co
Swimming: Women's 100m Freestyle Dawn FraserDawn Fraser wins the Gold medal in the Women's 100 metres Freestyle, equalling the World Record time. Copyright IOC.
Swimming: Women's 100m Butteryfly Janice ThornettFootage includes two false starts, including one from Janice Thornett. The Australian went on to place third and win the bronze medal. Copyright IOC.
Athletics: 1500m Rome 1960 Herb ElliotHerb Elliot wins Gold in the men's 1500m in Olympic and World Record time. Footage includes highlights of the race and the medal ceremony. Copyright IOC.
Athletics: Men's Marathon Rome 1960 Ian SinfieldNo Australians featured, but Ian Sinfield can be seen on the start line before the race talking to fellow competitors from New Zealand. The Australian can also be seen briefly running past the camera just after the start. The marathon is run through
Swimming: Men's 100m Freestyle Rome 1960 John DevittJohn Devitt competes in the men's 100 metres freestyle final and wins the Gold medal in controversial circumstances surrounding a very close finish between Devitt and Larson of the USA. Copyright IOC.
Swimming: Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Rome 1960Geoff Shipton, in lane 5, swims the anchor leg of the 4x100 metres Medley relay for the Australian team of David Theile, Terry Gathercole and Neville Hayes. The Australians finish second, winning a silver medal. Copyright IOC.
Athletics: 1500m Rome 1960 Herb ElliotHerb Elliot wins Gold in the men's 1500 metres in Olympic and World Record time at the Rome 1960 Olympics. Footage includes highlights of the race, interview with Elliot and the medalists shaking hands on the podium. Copyright IOC.
Athletes' Village John KonradsFootage features John Konrads among other athletes socialising in the Athletes' Village during the Rome 1960 Olympics. Copyright IOC.
Bill Burton addresses studentsOlympic silver medallist Bill Burton (1960 swimming) addresses students from Albany Creen State High School about his life involvement in sport for 2011 Olympic Day.
Burton at Albany CreekOlympic silver medallist, Bill Burton (Swimming 1960) visiting Albany Creek State High School for 2011 Olympic Day and spoke about his life time involvement in sport. Bill brought along his Olympic Torch from the Sydney 2000 Games.
Taken to the MatRome 1960: Hans Marte of Austria and Sam Parker of Australia get to grips in a featherweight wrestling bout. The eventual winner was Marte whose face is hidden.
Walking Redemption in RomeRome 1960: British athlete Don Thompson leads in the 50km walk, where he won the gold medal. Having collapsed in the heat at the previous games in Melbourne, Australia, he had trained for Rome by creating a steam-room effect in his bathroom and walk
200m Podium FinishRome 1960: The medal winners of the women's 200m sprint accept their medals. In the centre is Wilma Rudolph of the United States with her gold medal, and competitors Dorothy Hyman (left) and G Leone (right) .
Young Aussie a Home Grown HeroRome 1960: Australian swimmer John Konrads, at 17 years old, becomes a national hero at these Games taking home three medals: gold in the 1500m, bronze in the 400m freestyle and bronze in the 4x200m relay.
Pride on the PodiumRome 1960: Medal ceremony for the men's 100m freestyle swimming competition. (From left) Lance Larson (USA) wins silver, Australia's John Devitt (centre) wins the gold medal, and Dos Sants (BRA) wins the bronze.
Sixth Place FinishRome 1960: A hockey match in progress between Australia and Pakistan at the Stadia del Marmi. Pakistan won 3-0. Australia finished in sixth place.
Aussie's Go Down to PakistanRome 1960: Australian goalkeeper, Lou Hailey, watches the progress of the ball from an attack by Pakistan, as Australia meet Pakistan in the men's hockey competition. Pakistan won 3-0.
Elliott's Photo FinishRome 1960: Photographers capture Australian athlete Herb Elliot winning the final of the men's 1500m, and setting a new world record of 3 minutes 35.6 seconds.
Herb Elliott in ActionRome 1960: Australia's athletics hero Herb Elliott runs in the 1500m race and takes home the gold medal.
Equestrian PodiumRome 1960: The medal ceremony for the equestrian individual three-day event. (From left) Neale Lavis (AUS) wins the silver medal, Laurie Morgan (AUS) wins the gold medal and Anton Buehler (SUI) wins the bronze medal.
In Pool CelebrationsRome 1960: Australia's Dawn Fraser (right) is congratulated in the water by G. Von Saltza (USA) after equalling the world record when she won the 100m freestyle final. Frasers's winning time was 61.2 seconds.
Aussie Swimming TrioRome 1960: From left, Australian swimmers Ilsa Konrads, Dawn Frazer, and Lorraine Crapp smile and pose together after they were selected to compete for Australia in the Rome 1960 Olympics. The trio made up three of the four members of women's 4x100m
Boxing PodiumRome 1960: The medal winners for light heavyweight boxing on the winners' podium: Cassius Clay (now Muhammad Ali) (centre) with his gold medal; Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland (right) with silver; and Giulio Saraudi (Italy) and Anthony Madigan (Aust
Individual and Team GoldRome 1960: Australian equestrian team members (from left) Laurie Morgan, John Kelly, Neale Lavis, Bill Roycroft and Brian Crago. Morgan won the individual three-day gold medal, and he, Lavis and Roycroft won the team event.