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Marjorie Jackson Statue : 24-03-2014
Marjorie Jackson Statue : 24-03-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

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.

 

Location

Address:Cook Street, Cook Street Plaza, Lithgow, 2790
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.481111
Long: 150.156944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Monument Designer:Antony Symons

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
Right Side Inscription
                       The 
          'LITHGOW FLASH'
Marjorie Jackson Community Statue
A project of the Lithgow City Council Special Events Committee
        COMMUNITY SPONSORS
          (Names of Sponsors )
Source: MA
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