Photograph of Shirley Strickland competing in track event, c1948

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
12 Aug 1948
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Black and white photograph of six young women (two obscured) jumping over a line of hurdles, towards the right, on a dirt track. The leftmost lady wears a headscarf and glasses. Shirley Strickland is second from the left, wearing a white athletic top with a number on it, white shorts with a stripe, and dark shoes, spikes visible. Stadium seating is to the right. Piece of paper affixed to reverse is typewritten in purple ink, reads in part INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS. THE BRITISH EMPIRE V THE U.S.A. AT THE/ WHITE CITY STADIUM.
H: 185 W: 222mm (H: 7 5/16 W: 8 3/4")
Date Used
12 Aug 1948
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Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




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