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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Brief Description
Black and white photograph 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. The photo is aerial, taken from in front, showing all competitors. The numbers are from left to right- 903, 668, 684, 665, 677. Coming second is a lady wearing the number 684. A purple PLANET NEWS LTD. stamp is on the reverse, along with a purple typewritten listing of the placegetters, reads in part AUSTRALIAN WIN IN OLYMPIC WOMEN'S 100 METRES HEAT.
Measurements
H: 146 W: 196mm (H: 5 3/4 W: 7 11/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
31 Jul 1948
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.297
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

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