Photograph, depicts Winsome Cripps returning at Essendon Airport after the 1952 Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
23 Aug 1952
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A photo of Australian sprinter, Winsome Cripps, having alighted from her plane at Essendon Airport, after competing for Australia in sprint events at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. Cripps is sitting above the shoulders, and is surrounded by members of the nine Melbourne women's athletic clubs affiliated with the V.W.A.A.A., who had stormed the barriers when the plane arrived, and carried Cripps off the tarmac.
0 - Whole: H: 295 W: 250 D: 1mm (H: 11 5/8 W: 9 13/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
23 Aug 1952
Place Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by the children of Winsome Cripps - Lisa, Lyndall and Jason.




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