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05-February-2015
05-February-2015

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A plaque commemorates the diamond jubilee of the St George District Womens` Athletic Club in 1988. 

The St George District Women’s Amateur Athletic Club was formed in 1928 under the leadership of Nell Gould, Gladys Phillips and 1928 Olympic representative Edie Robinson. The girls met with immediate success when they won the 4x 220 yds State Relay in record time. 

Edith (Edie) Frances Robinson was the first Australian female track & field athlete to compete at an Olympic Games. In the 1928 Amsterdam Games, the first to feature women's athletics events, Robinson was run out in the semi the 100m and the heats of the 800m. 

The Ladies’ Club operated as a division of the St George District Amateur Athletic Club until in September 1932 a motion was passed at the club the Ladies’ Club. 

Location

Address:Dora Street, Hurstville Oval, Hurstville, 2220
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.961139
Long: 151.098485
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:1928
Approx. Event End Date:1988

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription
ST GEORGE DISTRICT
WOMENS' ATHLETIC CLUB
DIAMOND JUBILEE 1928 - 1988
AUSTRALIA`S FIRST 
WOMENS' ATHLETIC CLUB
 
Source: MA
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