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Statue commemorates Marjorie Jackson who was known as "The Lithgow Flash".
Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, AC, CVO, MBE (born 13 September 1931) is the former Governor of South Australia and a former Australian athlete. She finished her sporting career with 2 Olympic and 7 Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, 10 world records and every Australian State and National title she contested from 1950-1954.
Marjorie Jackson was born in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, and first gained fame when she defeated reigning Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion Fanny Blankers-Koen a number of times in 1949, thus earning the nickname "the Lithgow Flash", after the New South Wales town of Lithgow where she lived and had grown up.
|Address:||Cook Street, Cook Street Plaza, Lithgow, 2790|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.481111|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Antony Symons|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1999|
Marjorie Jackson Community Statue
A project of the Lithgow City Council Special Events Committee
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