GALLERY: Handwritten congratulations to the selected team

The original handwritten letter of congratulations sent by George Dunstan, the Chef de Mission of the Australian wheelchair Team to the 1984 summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville, which also sets out the selection qualifications met by each Team member. In 1984 there was still confusion over the terminology and the use of the word “Olympic” – as in this letter – was still more common than the word “Paralympic”, although that was to change just four years later, with the Games in Seoul.