Woman de la Hunty, Shirley Barbara


Athletics coach, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Lecturer, Olympian, Teacher and Track and field athlete

Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne

Shirley de la Hunty (née Strickland) was born in Guildford, Western Australia in 1925. She competed in three Olympic Games and, in 1948, became the first Australian woman to win an Olympic medal in a track and field event. She died in 2004.

Published Resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Jeffery, Nicole and McDonald, Margie, 'Golden Memories of Feisty Strickland', The Australian, 18 February 2004, p. 1. Details

Online Resources