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423831
  • Title
    Wilhelmina (Mina) Wylie collection
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1872-1938
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423831
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Wilhelmina (Mina) Wylie, (1891-1984), and Fanny Durack were Australia's first two female Olympic swimming representatives. They competed in the Stockholm Olympics in 1912, where Durack won a gold medal and Wylie a silver in the 100 metres freestyle. In 1911, 1922 and 1924 Wylie won every Australian and NSW swimming championship - freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. Wylie grew up in South Coogee, Sydney, where her father Henry Wylie built Wylie's baths in 1907.
  • Scope and Content
    This collection contains correspondence, diaries, printed material, posters newscuttings and photographs.
  • System of arrangement
    This collection contains both manuscript and pictorial series. You may navigate to a more detailed description of these series from this collection record.
  • Source
    Presented by Ms Meredith Clark in 1986
  • Subject
  • Exhibited in

    Champions: Australian Sporting Greats - Jul.-Nov. 2003 - Selected items
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