A shield-shaped identification card worn by Shirley Strickland at a farewell party after the Helsinki Olympics. The tag is divided into three bands. The blue, upper band is inscribed 'OLYMPIC TEAM FAREWELL PARTY'; the white middle band has a hand written inscription 'Miss SHIRLEY STRICKLAND/ATHLETICS'; and the blue lower band inscribed '9th JUNE/1952'. On the reverse, a safety pin is attached to the tag with cellulose tape.
H: 70 W: 58mm (H: 2 3/4 W: 2 5/16")
Shirley Strickland; 18 Jul 1925; 16 Feb 2004
09 Jun 1952
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.