1960
Paralympian Bruno Moretti discussing sport as rehabilitation and ability to play multiple sports in the early Paralympics

Bruno Moretti discussing sport as rehabilitation and playing multiple sports in the early Paralympics

Bruno Moretti discussing sport as rehabilitation and playing multiple sports in the early Paralympics

They carried us on and off aeroplanes

Listen to Bill Mather-Brown praising the hard work of the Paralympic Support Staff

Listen to Bill Mather-Brown praising the hard work of the Paralympic Support Staff

"We'd sit on street corners and sell raffle tickets"

Bill Mather-Brown talks about the public awareness benefits of early fundraising activities

Bill Mather-Brown talks about the public awareness benefits of early fundraising activities

Going up ten flights of stairs with a wheelchair

Hear Gary Hooper chat about the unusual and barely accessible accommodation at the 1960 Rome Summer Paralympics

Hear Gary Hooper chat about the unusual and barely accessible accommodation at the 1960 Rome Summer Paralympics

Gary hooper: how lucky I am to be here

Gary Hooper talks about his experience at the 1960 Rome Summer Paralympics

Gary Hooper talks about his experience at the 1960 Rome Summer Paralympics
1968

Jeff Simmonds carried onto the plane

Jeff Simmonds carried onto the plane
1972

1972: Embracing more disability groups

Listen to Frank Ponta discuss the gradual inclusion of different disability groups

Listen to Frank Ponta discuss the gradual inclusion of different disability groups
1974
Getting the paras on and off aeroplanes is one of the more strenuous duties of the escorts. Fork lifts and elevating platforms can help, but with a large group, carrying up and down the steps seems to be the most efficient method.

Athletes boarding and alighting the plane

Athletes boarding and alighting the plane
Medical examination of competitors is necessary to establish the classes in which they will compete. Sir Ludwig Guttman is doing the examinations here. He was the founder of the para sporting movement which had small beginnings in Stoke Mandeville near London in 1948 and has since spread throughout the world.

Sir Ludwig Guttman performing medical examinations on athletes

Sir Ludwig Guttman performing medical examinations on athletes
1980
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Peter Rickards with his sighted guide Elder Hagen

Peter Rickards, Geilo Winter Paralympics

Peter Rickards, Geilo Winter Paralympics
1984
Portrait of Australian vision impaired cross country skier Rodney Mill at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Games.

Rodney Mill Innsbruck Winter Paralympics

Rodney Mill Innsbruck Winter Paralympics
2000
thletics - wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley (AUS) with Australian flag

Kurt Fearnley Sydney Summer Paralympics

Kurt Fearnley Sydney Summer Paralympics
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Athletics - visually impaired sprinter Gerrard Gosens (AUS) with his guide/lead runner

Gerard Gosens and Guide Sydney Paralympics

Gerard Gosens and Guide Sydney Paralympics