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31-January-2020
31-January-2020

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / John Huth

The sculpture 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 to 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
Designer:Antony Symons
Artist:Antony Symons

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
Left Side Inscription

`THE LITHGOW FLASH` 
MARJORIE JACKSON-NELSON

This community statue was designed and sculptured by
ANTONY SYMONS
Born 1942 Adelaide South Australia

at his Studio and Foundry in Rydal near Lithgow New South Wales

"I wish to thank Marjorie Jackson-Nelson for her kind permission
in allowing the Lithgow community and I to formally recognise
her outstanding sporting and lifetime achievements"

 

Right Side Inscription

                     The
         'LITHGOW FLASH'
Marjorie Jackson Community Statue
A project of the Lithgow City Council Special Events Committee
COMMUNITY SPONSORS

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Source: MA
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