Australian Track & Field Championships 1950 440 yards first place medal, won by Shirley Strickland

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal
Date Used
04 Jan 1950
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Brief Description
Silver medal awarded to Shirley Strickland for first place in the 440 yards running race, run in 57.4 seconds on 4 January, 1950, at the Australian Track and Field Championship held in Adelaide. The medal features a central shield engraved with the event details, surrounded by the shield's of Australia's six states linked by a laurel wreath. Inscribed at bottom is STG SIL and STOKES. On the reverse is the emblem of the Australian Womens Amateur Athletic Union, surrounded by their name.
Measurements
H: 45 W: 45 D: 5mm (H: 1 3/4 W: 1 3/4 D: 3/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
04 Jan 1950
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.499
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

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