Looking for more about the 1988 summer Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea?
You can find all the photos from the 1988 Games at Stoke Mandeville that are owned by or donated to the Australian Paralympic Committee here. These images are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to use, if you acknowledge the source and ownership of the images.
The National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1988 Games: Libby Kosmala, Michael Nugent, Julie Russell, Terry Giddy, John Eden, Russell Short, David Gould, Chris Scott, George Dunstan (Team management – wheelchair athletes), Paul Bird (Team management – amputees), Dr John Bourke (Medical Director), Norma Beer, Jane Buckley
Most of the visual record of Australia’s participation at the 1988 summer Paralympics comes from film made by Don Worley, who accompanied the team as an ‘escort’. Ostensibly assigned to assist with athlete needs, Don spent much of his time with a movie camera, recording the Games. Don donated his film to the National Film and Sound Archive, which digitised and preserved it. Don has made the film and stills from it available to Paralympics Australia for use on this site. You can find out more about Don’s films here.
The ’88 Paralympics Appeal Report by the Australian Confederation for Sports for the Disabled details fundraising, team members and results .
Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1988 summer Paralympics which has been created by contributors to the Australian Paralympic History Project and follow the links to the articles about Australia’s athletes and their sports.
The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.
Use the ‘contact us‘ button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.