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History and Cultural Heritage

History and Cultural Heritage

Digital Archive Collection: Sport

Graham Southam closely documented Dandenong’s thriving sporting life. With premier sporting venues like Shepley Oval established in the 1950s, the Dandenong region has a proud history of sports participation.

This selection of images captures sportspeople in action between 1950s and 1980s, from football and basketball to lawn bowls.

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About Graham Southam

Graham Southam was a photographer and photojournalist for The Argus and The Journal in the Dandenong area. His collection documents the changes in community and social life in Dandenong from 1950s-1980s. His photographic negatives were bequeathed to the City by Greater Dandenong in 1991.

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