Photograph of Shirley Strickland winning 100m heat, 1948 Olympic Games

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

Brief Description
Black and white photograph (sepia- toned), close-up, of Shirley Strickland (athlete) crossing the finish line of a race in first place. She has just broken through the tape, wearing a white top with the number 668, shorts with a double dark stripe, and dark shoes. All runners are going towards the right. Coming second is a lady wearing the number 684, behind her is a third lady wearing the number 665. A purple typewritten label has been affixed to the reverse, reads in part XIV OLYMPIAD- WOMEN'S 100 METRES, details Shirley Strickland winning the second heat of the 100m Women's, and the other two top placegetters.
H: 249 W: 173mm (H: 9 13/16 W: 6 13/16")
Date Used
31 Jul 1948
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Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




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