Athletic vest in Australian colours, worn by Shirley Strickland at 1956 Olympic Games
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White sleeveless athletic top, tailored around the arms and lower edge. It features a wide band of alternating green/ yellow/ green running diagonally across the front from the left shoulder to the right side, which continues from there back up to the right shoulder on the back. A sew-on patch of an outline of Australia with the Coat of Arms inside is on the upper RH edge . A tag sewn into the collar reads "1956 AUSTRALIAN/ OLYMPIC TEAM/ Official Garment/ MADE BY/ MELBOURNE SPORTS DEPOT/ NAME......"
H: 660 W: 450mm (H: 26 W: 17 11/16")
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.
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