Australia and England fought it out again to be recognised as the premier nation at the Edinburgh Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in 1970.
List of the members of the 1970 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Edinburgh Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.
Medals in five sports and other personal Edinburgh highlights
Bruno Moretti: Competitor to coach
"I got to know a lot of disabled people from around Australian very well"
The 1972 Games saw the start of a move away from ‘all-rounders’ to athletes specialising in events. Australia finished eleventh on the medal table.
Frank Ponta's 1972 nomination woes may have cost him a medal
In contrast to Perth, Kingston and Edinburgh, the 1974 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in New Zealand were hosted by a different city than the able-bodied Games.
List of the members of the 1974 Australian Commonwealth Paraplegic Team for the Dunedin Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.
List of the members of the 1975 Australian FESPIC Games Team
"By all means put your name down."
"I was told: 'You're not going anywhere boyo.'"
Forty-eight Australian athletes competed at the 1976 Paralympics, including amputee and vision impaired athletes for the first time.
List of the members of the 1976 Australian Paralympic Team for the Toronto Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.
"I told him what he could do with his Games and where he could put them"
Erin O’Neill, one of the Australian Team ‘hostesses’ for the 1976 Games, wrote about her experience with the Australian team.
List of the members of the 1977 Australian FESPIC Games Team
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