Depicts Alick Wickham, possibly a friend or fellow swimmer

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Card/Postcard
Date Used
28 Jan 1911
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Postcard featuring a black and white, half-length portrait photograph of a man with arms folded. The image is signed 'Yours faithfully/ Alick Wickham'. Pencilled annotations on the reverse include 'Alick Wickham/ (See article for [illegible])'. A label adhering to the card, bearing red typed text, requests that the card be returned to Frank Beaurepaire. Wickham has been credited, by sports journalist Ron Brunton, with introducing 'freestyle' - the 'Australian crawl' - to Australia from the Solomans in the 1890s.
0 - Whole: H: 135 W: 83 D: 1mm (H: 5 5/16 W: 3 1/4 D: 1/16")
Date Used
28 Jan 1911
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Ian Beaurepaire




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