1962 Games Site tour

Title:
1962 Games Site tour
NFSA ID:
85068
Year:
1962
Courtesy:
Cinesound Productions
Category:
Access fees

This newsreel item from 1961 shows Prime Minister Robert Menzies touring the construction site for the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia. 

The 1958 announcement of Perth as host of the games became a springboard for significant development in sport and recreation facilities including the first purpose-built athletes' village built for a Commonwealth Games.

Constructed specifically for the Games, the Beatty Park Aquatic Centre hosted the swimming and diving events and is still in use as a community pool and gym.

The Lake Monger Velodrome at Mt Hawthorn was the first venue to be completed. Now the Litis Stadium, it is mostly used for soccer games.

Production company:
Cinesound Productions