Photograph depicting the start of a women's running race, 29 Jan 1949

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
29 Jan 1949
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Photograph of the start of a women's running event. This event was part of a special athletics meeting to celebrate the Australian tour of Fanny Blankers-Koen, held at Leederville Oval on 29 Feb 1949. Six athletes are leaving starting blocks, and an official stands in the background. Athletes include, Shirley Strickland (third from left); Verna Johnston (third from right); and Fanny Blankers-Koen (far right). The photo has been inscribed with the numeral '1' on the bottom right corner. The reverse side is stamped, printed inscription includes text, "ART PHOTO ENGRAVERS ... PERTH".
H: 110 W: 160mm (H: 4 5/16 W: 6 5/16")
Date Used
29 Jan 1949
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Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.



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Perth - 29 January 1949 - 100y race. L-R unknown, unknown, Shirley Strickland, Verna Johnston, unknown, Fanny Blankers-Koen. M Robinson who ran 3rd in the race is one of the unknown runners.

- Graham Thomas

Posted on 29-06-2020 11:38:09