Hand-made leotard; worn by Barbara Cunningham during Gymnastics competition at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Black wool; white cloth badge in the shape of Australia with Coat of Arms in centre, sewn onto chest; sleeveless, elasticised legs. Made by Mrs Amy Nicholls, mother of fellow gymnast Wendy Nicholls.
0 - Whole: H: 700 W: 500 D: 50mm (H: 27 9/16 W: 19 11/16 D: 1 15/16")
Australian Olympic Team 1956
Australian Gymnastics Federation; 1949
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mrs Barbara Cunningham and Australian Gymnastic Federation