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Norman Read


Olympian Norman Read addresses the crowd at a civic welcome given to him at Lower Hutt in 1956. He had just returned to New Zealand after winning gold in the 50 km walk at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1956/2866-F
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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