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'Photographing marbles' cartoon by Judy Horacek, 1997

This black-and-white cartoon by Judy Horacek comments on the lack of coverage of women's sport in the Australian media. It shows two young boys playing marbles surrounded by the media, while a woman with medals around her neck stands alone, ignored. Further information is available for this resource.


Betty Cuthbert's running machine, 1962

This is a running machine used by Betty Cuthbert to train for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. A wide rubber treadmill belt runs over a series of metal rollers set in a rectangular metal frame. There are parallel metal tube handrails connected to the base of the frame.


Champion female surfer Kim McKenzie in 1973

This is a 1973 black-and-white photograph of Kim McKenzie, who was a champion Australian female surfer during the 1970s and early 1980s. She is wearing a bikini that was fashionable female beach apparel at that period.


Poster for women's Test cricket, 1937

This is a poster from the Women's Cricket Association advertising a 1937 Test match between Australia and England at The Oval, London, on 10, 12 and 13 July.


Mollie Flaherty's cricket shoes, c1930s-40s

These are the cricket shoes worn by Mollie Flaherty, an Australian right-arm fast bowler who played on the Australian women's cricket team from 1937 to 1939, and the New South Wales women's team for over a decade, from 1934 to 1949.


Nell McLarty's cricket stockings, c1930s

This is a pair of white suspender stockings worn by Nell McLarty, an Australian female cricketer who played for the Australian women's cricket team between 1934 and 1937, and also for the Victorian women's team.