Camperdown Velodrome 1969-71: old colour 8mm film footage of construction and opening

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Postby marc2131 » 09 Dec 2016, 07:59

Hi all
As many of you know, the DHBC Valley Wheeler's were given a large stash of historic DHBC material dating back to 1909. Hundreds of photos, minutes book dating back to 1914, letters, prizes, newsletters and also colour film!
All have since been donated to the Inner West Council library. ...

Here is rare colour footage of Sydney's Camperdown Velodrome made by the Dulwich Bicycle Club between 1969 and 1971. Covers the construction and eventually completion, plus its opening day on 23 Nov 1971. This video is 19 mins long. The footage was shot by the late Claude and Sonia Heathcote of the DHBC and recently donated by their nephew Stephen.

0-5:33 mins
Construction of Camperdown Velodrome began in 1969 and completed in 1971. Constructed jointly between Marrickville Council and the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club.
5:34-12:48 mins
Track racing at the newly completed Camperdown Velodrome in 1971.
12:48-15:30 mins
Finishing touches made to the Camperdown Velodrome, 1971.
15:30-18:22 mins
Racing at the newly completed Camperdown Velodrome on 21 Nov 1971. Track racing carnival held to celebrate the opening of the Camperdown Velodrome. The highlight of the day was a race between Giordano Turrini and Gordon Johnson (17:20). Both men were top 5 in the world at the time.

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