Commonwealth Games 1970

(c) Maitre d’Armes Michael A. O’Brien. Use only with permission.

Australian Team March Past

Australian Team March Past

Back L-R: Laurie Smith, Bill Ronald, Las, Tornallay, Coach O'Brien, Graham Mills, Gabor Arato. Front L-R: Cheryl Van Eyke, Greg Benko, Marion Exelby, Ernie Simon, Christine McDougal

Back L-R: Laurie Smith, Bill Ronald, Las, Tornallay, Coach O'Brien, Graham Mills, Gabor Arato. Front L-R: Cheryl Van Eyke, Greg Benko, Marion Exelby, Ernie Simon, Christine McDougal

Team Members Relaxing at Games

Team Members Relaxing at Games

Coach O'Brien and E. Simon

Coach O'Brien and E. Simon

L-R: Cheryl, Marion, Greg, Las, Laurie, Gabor

L-R: Cheryl, Marion, Greg, Las, Laurie, Gabor

Cheryl and Marion Sight Seeing

Cheryl and Marion Sight Seeing

Michael O'Brien and Gabor Arato on Edinburgh Castle

Michael O'Brien and Gabor Arato on Edinburgh Castle

Greg Benko Admiring Car

Greg Benko Admiring Car

Greg and Michael, Can't fire this gun

Greg and Michael, Can't fire this gun

Girls Finalists Introduction

Girls Finalists Introduction

1st Wardell-Yerburgh (ENG), 2nd Marion Exelby (AUS), 3rd Sue Youngs (SCT)

1st Janet Wardell-Yerburgh (ENG), 2nd Marion Exelby (AUS), 3rd Sue Youngs (SCT)

Barrage for Final: Janet Wardell-Yerburgh vs. Marion Exelby

Barrage for Final: Janet Wardell-Yerburgh vs. Marion Exelby

Gold Medalist Janet Wardell-Yerburgh

Gold Medalist Janet Wardell-Yerburgh

Greg Benko 17 4th place and Marion Exelby Silver Medalist Commonwealth Games Championships (Foil)

Greg Benko 17 4th place and Marion Exelby Silver Medalist Commonwealth Games Championships (Foil)

Leading Victorian Ladies L-R: Liz. Okalyi, Marion Exelby, Wendy Coombs

Leading Victorian Ladies L-R: Liz. Okalyi, Marion Exelby, Wendy Coombs

L-R: Michael A. O'Brien (President), Liz. Okalyi vs Marion Exelby, Sandra Gibson

L-R: Michael A. O'Brien (President), Liz. Okalyi vs Marion Exelby, Sandra Gibson

L-R: Josh Forsyth, Jan Fransen, Rus. Hobby

L-R: Josh Forsyth, Jan Fransen, Rus. Hobby

Fierce Struggle Okalyi vs. Exelby

Fierce Struggle Okalyi vs. Exelby

Coach O'Brien Conferencing with Greg Benko and Marion Exelby

Coach O'Brien Conferencing with Greg Benko and Marion Exelby

Serious Comp.

Serious Comp.

1971 Australian Foil Champion Christian Noel French World Foil Champion

1971 Australian Foil Champion Christian Noel French World Foil Champion

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3 Responses to “Commonwealth Games 1970”

  1. Hi Mike did my E mail get through to you? Great web site you must have spent hours getting it together.I have scrap books full of stuff that mum put together. If you are interested I may be able to have them scanned and sent to your E address .My E address is lacelee@iprimus.co.au Cheers Marion Gray

  2. hi there
    Any chance of getting a copy of the Australian Girls marching at the Edinburgh Games. I don’t have many photos from them and i won a gold medal in swimming.

    thanks Maree

  3. Hahaha to think my sports teacher Ernie Simon actually had coloured hair once upon a time

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