The final Games for Don Worley, capturing images and film from 1972

The personal identity card of Don Worley for the 1988 summer Paralympics which accredited him as a photographer at the Games. Worley had attended the four previous Games as a member of the Australian team. Ostensibly an ‘escort’ to assist athletes, his primary duties at those Games were in fact as a videographer. In 1988 the ABC sent a crew to film the Games and Worley turned to his other love – still photography. Through Worley’s work, footage and images exist of Australia at the Paralympic Games from 1972 to 1988 that would otherwise have never been captured. In 2015 Worley donated his films to the National Film and Sound Archives. Still and clips from Worley’s films are used throughout this history.