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The National Library has recorded oral history interviews with a number of participants in the 1972 Games:  Kevin CoombsFrank Ponta John Martin,  Libby KosmalaTerry Giddy.

Most of the visual record of Australia’s participation at the 1972 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.

Read the book written by Kevin Coombs (“A Fortunate Accident“).

Go to the Wikipedia article Australia at the 1972 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.

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.

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