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Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, AC CVO MBE Print Page Print this page

Plaque commemorates athlete Marjorie Jackson-Nelson.

She was the worlds fastest women in the early 1950's and won the 100m and 200m sprints at the 1952 Olympics, becoming the first Australian female runner to win Olympic Gold. Raised in Lithgow and dubbed the Lithgow flash, she had earlier set world times at the old Sports Ground, adjacent to this site.

Location

Address:Driver Avenue, Sydney Cricket Ground Walk of Honour, Moore Park, 2021
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.891285
Long: 151.223676
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Source: MA
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