1960

"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
1964
Japanese Crown Prince Akihito and Empress Michiko meet representatives of the Australian Team during the Opening Ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo Paralympic Games at Oda Field in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. Just behind the Empress is Ludwig Guttmann, the founder of the Paralympic movement.

Crown Prince Akihito meets teams Tokyo Games

Crown Prince Akihito meets teams Tokyo Games

Teams lined up Tokyo Games Opening Ceremony

Teams lined up Tokyo Games Opening Ceremony
Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Akihito (left) meet representatives of the participating teams during the opening ceremony of the 1964 Tokyo Paralympic Games on Oda Field in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. At the right of the picture is Ludwig Guttmann, the founder of the Paralympic movement.

Crown Prince and Empress meet teams Tokyo Games

Crown Prince and Empress meet teams Tokyo Games
1974
The closing ceremony at dusk on the lawns outside the union building made a fitting end to these very friendly games. The New Zealand hosts had done everything in their power to strengthen the bonds of friendship between commonwealth paraplegic athletes. Their efforts were not in vain.

Closing Ceremony, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Closing Ceremony, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games
Australia’s women sprint relay team line up to receive their silver medals, a fitting reward for their planning and practicing with their coach Ian Wardrop. Team of Sherry Ireland, Jean Stokes, Barb Worley and Gwen Milbourne used the moving changeover to gain precious seconds but couldn’t catch the Jamaicans.

Australia Women’s Team, Wheelchair Relay, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Australia Women’s Team, Wheelchair Relay, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games
Australia has 50 competitors and 22 escorts and is the second largest team. Veterean Kevin Bettts leads the team as manager. There are 23 from NSW, 10 from QLD, 5 from SA, 6 from VIC and 6 from WA.

Australian Contingent, Opening Ceremony Wheel Pass, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games

Australian Contingent, Opening Ceremony Wheel Pass, Dunedin Commonwealth Paraplegic Games
1980

Geilo Olympic Winter Games for disabled 1980

Geilo Olympic Winter Games for disabled 1980
1992
Australian team portrait at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games

Australian Team at Barcelona summer Paralympics opening ceremony

Australian Team at Barcelona summer Paralympics opening ceremony
Australian Team marching at the opening ceremony at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games

Australian Team marching at Barcelona summer Paralympics opening ceremony

Australian Team marching at Barcelona summer Paralympics opening ceremony
Australian Team marching at the opening ceremony at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games

Australian Team marching at Barcelona summer Paralympics opening ceremony

Australian Team marching at Barcelona summer Paralympics opening ceremony
2000
Australian athletes sign autographs for school children at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

Members of the Australian Team Sydney Summer Paralympics

Members of the Australian Team Sydney Summer Paralympics
John and Janette Howard in attendance at the Cycling event at the Sydney Summer Paralympics.

John and Janette Howard Cycling Sydney Summer Paralympics

John and Janette Howard Cycling Sydney Summer Paralympics
2008

Paralympic flag opening ceremony

Paralympic flag opening ceremony

Opening ceremony performers

Opening ceremony performers

Opening ceremony performers

Opening ceremony performers

Opening ceremony performers

Opening ceremony performers

Opening ceremony performers

Opening ceremony performers
Hou Bin lights cauldron

Australian team members

Australian team members

Australian team members

Australian team members

Australian team members

Australian team members

Australian team enters opening ceremony

Australian team enters opening ceremony