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You can find all the photos from the 1960 Games 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 1960 Games: Daphne Ceeney/Hilton (first interview), Daphne Ceeney/Hilton (second interview), Frank Ponta, Gary Hooper, Bill Mather-Brown, Kevin Cunningham, Kevin Coombs, Bruno Moretti and Chris O’Brien.

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1960 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.

Read the books written by Kevin Coombs (“A Fortunate Accident“) and Bill Mather-Brown (“The Fight in the Dog“). Mather-Brown’s book is also available as an audio book.

The website of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has a database of historical results and information and material about every Paralympic Games.

Use the ‚Äėcontact us‚Äė button on this website to contact Paralympics Australia if you have any further questions or would like to contribute to this project.

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