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.
H: 45 W: 45 D: 5mm (H: 1 3/4 W: 1 3/4 D: 3/16")
Shirley Strickland; 18 Jul 1925; 16 Feb 2004
Australian Women's Amateur Athletic Union
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.