Photograph of Shirley Strickland at finish line of a race, Brisbane c1947-60

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Photography/Photograph/Black and white
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Large black and white photograph of the finish of a race with seven women, five of them mostly visible. Shirley Strickland is second from the right in the foreground, her eyes screwed shut. All wear light coloured sleeveless tops and dark shorts, Shirley's shorts having only a single stripe. Inscription handwritten on the reverse in pencil, reads, "Brisbane- finish controversy".
H: 255 W: 310mm (H: 10 1/16 W: 12 3/16")
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Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




1956 Australian Championships 100y final. L-R Wendy Hayes (Ey), Marlene Mathews (obscured by Shirley Strickland), Nancy Boyle, Norma Croker (Fleming). Obscured behind Croker is Pat Duggan.

- Graham Thomas

Posted on 29-06-2020 08:53:37