Ponta and Mather-Brown face off for the camera

Bill Mather-Brown (right) scores a hit against his teammate Frank Ponta (left) with their coach Scott Properjohn acting as referee in this posed shot in Perth, Western Australia. In the team sabre event at the 1957 Stoke Mandeville Games, Ponta and Mather-Brown won the first ever gold medal by members of an Australian team in international competition for athletes with a disability.