Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.

Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.

Full focus for Evan Hodge in the downhill, the speed event

Evan Hodge is a Michael Milton doppelganger (or is it the other way around) as he competes at the 1988 winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Hodge’s best finish was 8th of 33 competitors in the slalom.

And then Milton’s off!

14 year old Michael Milton keeps the air in his cheeks as he competes in the slalom event at his first Paralympics during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Four years later, Milton won Australia’s first ever winter Paralympic Games medal.

A very young Michael Milton gets set for his first Paralympic event

At his first Paralympic Games, a nervous looking, 14 year old Michael Milton waits with Australian alpine ski team coach Hans Hinterholzer at the race start during the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Michael Milton talks about his first Paralympic Games

Interviewer: Mick Fogarty
Interviewee: Michael Milton
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Recorded: 12 April 2011
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listen to the full interview here.

Members of the 1988 Australian winter Paralympic Team

Members of the Australian Team pose before the opening ceremony of the 1988 winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Milton, unknown, Michael Roach, Kyrra Grunnsund, Hans Hinterholzer (coach), Evan Hodge. Michael Roach attended the Games with the Team, even though he did not compete. He had been diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer shortly before the Games and died soon after his return to Australia.

Michael Collins enjoyed the Stubai Galcier weather before getting down to business

Australian alpine skier Michael Collins relaxes during training on the Stubai Glacier in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic winter Games in Innsbruck.

David Munk carves it up in pre-Games training

Australia’s first ever Paralympic sit skier, David Munk, trains on the Stubai Glacier in Austria in the lead-up to the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Team training before heading to Innsbruck

Members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Winter Team with two athletes of other countries during training on the Stubai Glacier for the 1988 Winter Paralympic Games in Innsbruck. Left to right: Michael Collins, Kyrra Grunnsund, unknown other country sit-skier, David Munk, unknown other country sit-skier, Evan Hodge.