Photograph taken during women's 80m hurdles final, 1948 Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
04 Aug 1948
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Brief Description
Black and white photograph taken during the Women's 80 Metres Hurdles final at the Olympic Games, London, 1948, showing 3 runners (one obscured) jumping a hurdle running from right to left of shot with crowd in background. The three athletes are Shirley Strickland (jumping hurdle farthest from camera), Maureen Gardner (obscured) and Fanny Blankers-Koen (closest to camera). Strickland won Bronze. On the reverse is handwritten text in blue ink, and the stamp of the Olympic Photo Association.
H: 109 W: 157mm (H: 4 5/16 W: 6 3/16")
Date Used
04 Aug 1948
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Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




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