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  1. Web page: Official site of Commonwealth Games Australia
    http://commonwealthgames.com.au/
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    2018-03-13 10:11:06.0

    The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held at Gold Coast City, in Queensland from 4 – 15 April 2018. This will be the 5th time that Australia has hosted the Games, the others being – 1938 Sydney, 1962 Perth, 1982 Brisbane and 2006 Melbourne.

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  2. Photograph of Bobby Pearce seated in a single scull
    Milton Kent Studio
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    At Maritime Museum
    Photograph of Bobby Pearce seated in a single scull
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    2018-03-13 12:12:01.0

    The 1930 British Empire Games (now known as the Commonwealth Games) were first held in Hamilton, Canada. There were eleven participating countries and events included athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, swimming and wrestling. Women only competed in aquatic events. Bobby Pearce was an Australian sculler of the 1920s and 1930s who won the gold medal in the single sculls at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1930 British Empire Games in Hamilton. He went on to win the World Sculling Championship in 1933, a title he defended successfully twice in 1934 and 1938.

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  3. Australian British Empire Games Team, London, 1934
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Australian British Empire Games Team, London, 1934
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    2018-01-30 11:57:55.0

    The second British Empire Games were held in London, although the track cycling events were in Manchester. Seventeen national teams took part. Women's events in athletics were held.

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  4. Swimmer Claire Dennis leaves for 1934 Empire Games
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Swimmer Claire Dennis leaves for 1934 Empire Games
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    Claire Dennis was an Australian breaststroke swimmer of the 1930s who won gold in the 220 yard breaststroke at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and again at the 1934 British Empire Games.

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    The third British Empire Games were timed to coincide with Sydney's sesqui-centenary (150 years since the foundation of British settlement in Australia). An estimated 40,000 people attended the opening ceremony.

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  6. Decima Norman, Jean Coleman and Eileen Wearne win gold, silver and bronze medals for Australia in the 220 yard sprint, Empire Games, Sydney
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1938 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Decima Norman, Jean Coleman and Eileen Wearne win gold, silver and bronze medals for Australia in the 220 yard sprint, Empire Games, Sydney
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    The star of the Sydney games was the Australian athlete Decima Norman, who won five gold medals in track and field.

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  7. British Empire Games, 1950
    New Zealand National Film Unit
    [ Video : 1950 ]
    At Moving Image Coll
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    The Auckland games were the first games in 12 years due to World War II. Twelve countries sent a total of 590 athletes with Malaya and Nigeria competing for the first time. Australia won a total of 80 medals at the games, ahead of England (48) and New Zealand (53).

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  8. Britain's Roger Bannister breasts the tape to win the mile at the Empire Games, Vancouver, 7 August 1954, in 3 minutes 58.8 seconds with Australia's John Landy about three yards behind to finish second in 3 minutes 59.6 seconds / Associated Press
    Associated Press (London, England)
    [ Photograph : 1954 ]
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    Britain's Roger Bannister breasts the tape to win the mile at the Empire Games, Vancouver, 7 August 1954, in 3 minutes 58.8 seconds with Australia's John Landy about three yards behind to finish second in 3 minutes 59.6 seconds / Associated Press
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    2018-01-30 12:30:58.0

    The "Miracle Mile" took place at the Vancouver Commonwealth Games between Roger Bannister and John Landy. This was the first time these two athletes who had both run under 4 minutes competed in the same race and also the first time two runners broke four minutes in the same race.

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  9. Marjorie Jackson (with Winsome Cripps) on the phone to Australia after the 100 yards race, British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1954, Vancouver
    Tregillis, Henry
    [ Photograph : 1954 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Marjorie Jackson (with Winsome Cripps) on the phone to Australia after the 100 yards race, British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1954, Vancouver
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    2018-03-13 10:20:46.0

    Marjorie Jackson-Nelson is a former Governor of South Australia and a former Australian athlete. She finished her sporting career with two Olympic and seven Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, six individual world records and every Australian State and National title she contested from 1950–1954. Jackson won 3 gold medals at Vancouver.

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  10. Photograph of Australian team at the Cardiff Commonwealth Games 1958
    [ Photograph : 1958 ]
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    At Maritime Museum
    Photograph of Australian team at the Cardiff Commonwealth Games 1958
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    2018-01-30 12:41:20.0

    Thirty-five nations were represented at the Cardiff Games with a significant number of national teams competing for the first time. In total, 1,100 athletes competed.

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  11. Slide depicting John Konrads’ Commonwealth games medals
    John Konrads, 1942 -
    [ Photograph : 1958 ]
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    Slide depicting John Konrads’ Commonwealth games medals
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    John Konrads set 26 individual world records during his swimming career. He won gold at the Cardiff Games in the 440 yard and 1650 yard events and was part of the winning freestyle relay team .

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  12. Herb Elliott leading Merv Lincoln during a race at Olympic Park, Melbourne, 20 January, 1958 / Australian News and Information Bureau
    Australian News and Information Bureau
    [ Photograph : 1958 ]
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    At National Library
    Herb Elliott leading Merv Lincoln during a race at Olympic Park, Melbourne, 20 January, 1958 / Australian News and Information Bureau
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    Herb Elliott, Merv Lincoln and Albie Thomas won gold, silver and bronze in the 1 mile event, making it a trifecta for Australia in the medals.

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    This photograph shows some of the greats in Australian athletics in the 1950s. At the Cardiff Commonwealth Games, Dave Power won gold in both the 6 mile and marathon events, Albie Thomas won bronze in the 1 mile event and silver and the 3 mile event and Herb Elliott and Merv Lincoln won gold and silver in the 1 mile race.

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  14. Six-mile medal winners (from left) Dave Power (Australia), silver medal; Bruce Kidd (Canada), gold; J.L. Merriman (Wales), bronze
    HRRC
    [ Photograph : 1962 ]
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    At WA State Library
    Six-mile medal winners (from left) Dave Power (Australia), silver medal; Bruce Kidd (Canada), gold; J.L. Merriman (Wales), bronze
  15. British Empire and Commonwealth Games photographs
    Commonwealth Games Perth, W.A.) 1962 :
    [ Photograph : 1960-1962 ]
    At WA State Library
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    This is a collection of photographs from the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Perth.

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  16. A soldier collapses in the 105 degree heat at Perry Lakes Stadium on the opening day of the Perth British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 22 November 1962
    HRRC
    [ Photograph : 1962 ]
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    A soldier collapses in the 105 degree heat at Perry Lakes Stadium on the opening day of the Perth British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 22 November 1962
  17. Presentation of Dunlop Volley tennis shoes to the Australian Fencing Team for the Commonwealth Games
    Doherty, Barry
    [ Photograph : 1966 ]
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    Presentation of Dunlop Volley tennis shoes to the Australian Fencing Team for the Commonwealth Games
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    The 1966 Games held in Kingston, Jamaica was the first time that the Games had been held outside the so-called White Dominions. Thirty-four nations competed.

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    The 1970 Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. This was the first time the name British Commonwealth Games was adopted, the first time metric units rather than imperial units were used in events and also the first time that HM Queen Elizabeth II attended in her capacity as Head of the Commonwealth.

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  19. Jenny Orr from Melbourne, Victoria represented Australia in the 1500 metres event at Christchurch Commonwealth Games 1974
    McArdell, Pat
    [ Photograph : 1973 ]
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    Jenny Orr from Melbourne, Victoria represented Australia in the 1500 metres event at Christchurch Commonwealth Games 1974
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    2018-03-13 10:52:34.0

    The 1974 Games held in Christchurch, New Zealand were named "the friendly games". Following the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, the Games at Christchurch placed priority on the safety of participants and spectators. First time winners in medals included Western Samoa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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    The 1978 Games held in Edmonton, Canada were the first to bear the current day name of the Commonwealth Games. Approximately 1,500 athletes from 46 countries took part. The Games were boycotted by Nigeria, in protest of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, as well as by Uganda, in protest of alleged Canadian hostility towards the government of Idi Amin.

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  21. Matilda kangaroo mascot, Opening Ceremony, XII Commonwealth Games, Brisbane, 30 September 1982
    [ Photograph : 1980-1989 ]
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    Matilda kangaroo mascot, Opening Ceremony, XII Commonwealth Games, Brisbane, 30 September 1982
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    Forty-six nations participated in the Brisbane Games. As hosts, Australia headed the medal table. Zimbabwe made its first appearance at the Games, having earlier competed as Southern Rhodesia and as part of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

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  22. People forming a map of Australia at QEII Stadium for the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, 1982
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    [ Photograph : 1982 ]
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    People forming a map of Australia at QEII Stadium for the Brisbane Commonwealth Games, 1982
  23. Robert de Castella winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games Marathon, Brisbane, 1982 / Michael Jensen
    Jensen, Michael, 1943-
    [ Photograph : 1982 ]
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    Robert de Castella winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games Marathon, Brisbane, 1982 / Michael Jensen
  24. Edinburgh Games threatened
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 10 November 1983 p 30 Article
    Abstract: LONDON, Wednesday (AAP). — The 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games were threatened with political upheaval if the proposed English 193 words
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    2018-03-13 11:01:58.0

    The 1986 Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland and were the second Games to be held in Edinburgh. Participation at the 1986 Games was affected by a boycott by 32 African, Asian and Caribbean nations in protest of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's refusal to condemn sporting contacts of apartheid era South Africa in 1985.

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  25. Group photo of Brisbane State High School swimmers who represented Australia in the 1990 Commonwealth Games, 15 February 1990
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    Group photo of Brisbane State High School swimmers who represented Australia in the 1990 Commonwealth Games, 15 February 1990
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    The 1990 Games were held in Auckland, New Zealand, the second time that the city had hosted the Games with a new record of 55 nations participating. Pakistan returned to the Commonwealth in 1989 after withdrawing in 1972, and competed in the 1990 Games after an absence of twenty years.

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  26. Cathy Freeman, Commonwealth Games, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1994 / Melanie Collins
    Collins, Melanie Louise, 1967-
    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
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    Cathy Freeman, Commonwealth Games, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1994 / Melanie Collins
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    2018-03-13 11:09:28.0

    The 1994 Games were held in Victoria, Canada and marked South Africa's return to the Commonwealth Games following the apartheid era. Namibia made its Commonwealth Games debut. It was also Hong Kong's last appearance at the games before the transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China.

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  27. KL wins bid for C'wealth games
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wednesday 22 July 1992 p 1 Article
    Abstract: BARCELONA: Kuala Lumpur won the right last night to stage the 1998 Commonwealth Games, defeating Adelaide by 40 votes to 25 in 92 words
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    2018-03-13 11:20:24.0

    The 1998 Commonwealth Games were held for the first time in Asia. Kuala Lumpur hosted the sixteenth Games which also featured for the first time the team sports of rugby, netball and cricket. A new record of 70 countries sent athletes, with Cameroon, Mozambique and Kiribati making their first appearances at the Games.

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  28. Web page: Archived website for 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games
    http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/30165/20020909-0000/abc.net.au/commonwealthgames/default.htm
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    2018-03-13 11:28:28.0

    The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England to coincide with the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, head of the Commonwealth. Para sports were included for the first time in the Commonwealth Games. 20 countries sent both male and female elite athletes with a disability to complete in 10 events across 5 different Para-Sports: Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Swimming, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.

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  29. Photographs - Athletes, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, News Limited, Framed, 2006
    News Limited
    [ Photograph : 2006 ]
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    Photographs - Athletes, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, News Limited, Framed, 2006
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    The 2006 Games were held in Melbourne. For the first time in the history of the Games the Queen's Baton visited every single Commonwealth nation and territory taking part in the Games, a journey of 180,000 km (112,500 miles).

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  30. Time for Games 'outside white Commonwealth'
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Monday 5 February 1990 p 25 Article
    Abstract: India has launched an aggressive campaign to bring the 1998 Commonwealth Games to New Delhi. And while organisers admit they face a stern 379 words
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    2018-03-13 11:46:26.0

    71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed at the 2010 New Delhi Games. The host nation India achieved its best performance ever in any sporting event, finishing second oveall behind Australia. Rwanda made its Games debut. Tennis was included as a sport for the first time in New Delhi but was not included in the program for 2014 nor 2018.

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  31. Web page: Archived website of the Sydney Morning Herald's coverage of the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games
    http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/123003/20101012-0908/www.smh.com.au/commonwealth-games.html
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  32. Web page: Archived website of the ABC's coverage of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
    http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/147508/20140724-0904/www.abc.net.au/news/sport/commonwealth-games-2014/index.html
    Web page
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    2018-03-13 12:07:36.0

    71 different nations and territories competed in 18 different sports at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The official site for the Glasgow Games is at

    http://www.glasgow2014.com/

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