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Betty Cuthbert and other members of the Australian women's 4 x 100 metres Olympic relay team

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Title: Betty Cuthbert and other members of the Australian women's 4 x 100 metres Olympic relay team
Date: 1963
Keywords: athletes, athletics, track events, Olympics, Olympic Games
Record creator: Australian News and Information Bureau, Canberra
Reference: A1200, L45369

Betty Cuthbert and other members of the Australian women's 4 x 100m Olympic relay team, 1956


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This black-and-white photograph shows the victorious Australian women's 4 x 100 metres track relay team holding their boxed gold medals after the medal ceremony at the Melbourne Olympic Games on 1 December 1956. Fleur Mellor is shown smiling on the left. Beside her is Norma Croker, who is looking towards Betty Cuthbert. On the right is Shirley Strickland. All the women are dressed in team tracksuits with a map of Australia prominent on the front.

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