AC, CVO, MBE
- 13 Sept. 1931
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
- Commonwealth or Empire Games Gold Medalist, Governor, Track and Field Athlete and Olympian
Sprinter Marjorie Jackson-Nelson was commonly known as 'The Lithgow Flash', after the New South Wales town in which she was brought up. Jackson-Nelson became the Governor of South Australia on 3 November 2001. She won two Olympic gold medals (Helsinki 1952) and seven Commonwealth Games gold medals for athletics. Jackson-Nelson also founded the Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship, for which she has fund-raised since 1977.