Photograph of Australian athletes raising national flag, 1948 Olympic Games

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


Brief Description
Black and white photograph of a group of people standing outside a large building, gathered in small groups around five flagpoles, Shirley Strickland (athlete) hoisting the Australian flag along with June Maston, with Betty McKinnon and another athlete observing. The other flags are being hoisted by other countries' athletes. Rows of tipped wooden chairs are in the foreground. Purple SPORT & GENERAL stamp is on the reverse.
Measurements
H: 203 W: 260mm (H: 8 W: 10 1/4")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1948
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.246
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

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