Title: 16th Olympic Games - Melbourne
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
203 
KPC#
C-105 
MICHEL#
219 
StanGib#
263 
Scott#
229 
Date of Issue
11/01/1956 
Quantity
500,000 
Denomination
20 Hwan 
Design
Olympic Rings and Torch 
Designer
Min Chul-hong 
Image Area
20mm24mm 
Perforation
12 
Sheet Composition
1010 
Paper
Laid paper; no watermark
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
Melbourne Olympics, 1956

Conducted against the backdrop of the Suez crisis and the Hungarian Revolution, the Melbourne Olympics began in October 1956. The Games were centred around the Melbourne Cricket Ground and in terms of gold medals, were one of the most successful ever for Australian athletes. Competitors such as Betty Cuthbert, Shirley Strickland, Murray Rose and Dawn Fraser dominated their events and television, introduced in Australia in time to broadcast the events, made sure their success became part of Australian sporting history.