Photograph of Shirley Strickland winning 200m heat, 1948 Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
05 Aug 1948
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Brief Description
Black and white photograph of Shirley Strickland (athlete) running across the finish line of the 200 metres semi- final, in a 'dead heat' with Audrey Williamson (British athlete). Shirley wears a white sleeveless top with the number 668 (obscured), white shorts with double dark stripe, and dark shoes. The runner next to Shirley, Daphne Robb-Hasenjager (South Africa) wears the number 905. A black stamp is on the reverse, reads, "OLYMPIC PHOTO ASSOCIATION, 1948", along with handwritten inscription, reads, in part, "200M DEAD HEAT (HEATS) / SEMI FINAL THURS. AUG 5TH / 1 STRICKLAND 668 / WILLIAMSON (GB)723 24.9 SEC".
0 - Whole: H: 106 W: 155mm (H: 4 3/16 W: 6 1/8")
Date Used
05 Aug 1948
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Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




905 is South African Daphne Robb (Hasenjager). Sylvia Cheeseman of GBR is partly obscured by Strickland

- Graham Thomas

Posted on 29-06-2020 10:27:07