Hickory wood javelin used at the Melbourne Olympic Games, 1956

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Javelin
Date Used
1956
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Object Detail


Brief Description
An unpainted hickory wood javelin, originally featuring a stainless steel head. There is a white and blue twined cord grip. Immediately above is painted a red band, which partially conceals the manufacturer's brand mark. Just below grip are two stickers, reading 'No. 101-800gr', and 'MADE IN FINLAND'. Javelin used during the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 2500mm (H: 98 7/16")
Media/Materials
Associated Person
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
1995.3138.2
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mr Roy Foley, Glenhuntly Athletic Club.

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