A team liaison officer with the Australian Paralympic Team poses beside a map of the Paralympic Village at the 1964 summer Paralympics. These Games were the first time that the organising committee used the word “Paralympic” in association with the Games but it wasn’t until 1988 that the Games were formally known as the Paralympics. After the travails of Rome, the athletes welcomed the facilities and resources that were provided by the Tokyo organisers.
Date: November 1964
Author: This image is a scan from the personal collection of Australian Paralympian Elizabeth Edmondson, taken at the 1964 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan and donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee by her.