Page from photo album, depicts finish line of 80m hurdles event - 1950 British Empire Games

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Photography/Photograph/Photograph album
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Brief Description
Sheet from a photograph album. Black and white photos both sides. Front page contains one photo, depicts Shirley Strickland and four athletes from New Zealand approaching the finish line of a race. This race is the final of the 80m hurdles event at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland. Shirley Strickland finished in first place, June Schoch (NZ) in second, and Janet Shackleton (NZ) in third. The reverse side has four photos, including one of Shirley (with bandaged left leg) and a male standing next to a railing; large expanse of water in background.
0 - Whole: H: 230 W: 310mm (H: 9 1/16 W: 12 3/16")
Date Used
In storage
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Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




Final of 1950 Empire Games 80m Hurdles with Strickland (11.6) beating NZ athletes June Schoch (11.6) & Janet Shackleton (11.7). During that era, countries could enter four athletes in an event.

- Graham Thomas

Posted on 29-06-2020 10:40:20