Australian Biography - Shirley Strickland de la Hunty

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WIDE Archival - Shirley in Olympic race

"Shirley v/o: I used to apparently compete better from fear of failure than, the will to win. Fear of blowing it. When you have that enormous fear, and you finally know that you've actually gone through the tape and you've won, it's almost impossible to hold. It's almost impossible to - you sort of want to explode. "

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: And for months afterwards, literally months, I'd wake up in the morning and think, Did it really happen.? You know, did I really do it?"

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"Title fades up over photo of Shirley:
Shirley Strickland -de la Hunty

Born Perth, 1925 Athlete & conservationist"

Music

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CU photo - Shirley as very young child

Robin o/s: You were born on a farm in the wheat belt of Western Australia. What's you earliest memory from that farm?

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MWIDE Shirley interview

Shirley sync: I think the earliest memory would be growing up in a very isolated place with my family in a very tiny little wooden house with my four brothers and the bush which surrounded us pretty much in those days.

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WIDE photo - cottage where Shirley lived

"Shirley v/o: It was a very small two bedroom cottage, built of green timber... "

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley v/o: ...so the timber shrank, so there were spaces between, which meant that when my mother first went there - actually it was built after she went there - it was terribly cold in the winter and the milk would freeze on the kitchen table. And extraordinarily hot in the summer. But things improved as the years went by and, we added a little bit to it, but unfortunately it's gone. It was a lovely little house, but very, very cold and I don't know how my mother managed."

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CU photo - Shirley's mother

"Robin o/s: What, how old was she when she went there?

Shirley: When she was 29."

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CU Shirley interview

"Robin o/s: And did she know what it was going to be like on the farm?

Shirley sync: No, she didn't. I don't think anyone could. But of course standards were different then than they are now. She was just so excited about marriage and going on the farm and starting a new life. Because no one then knew how difficult the north-eastern wheat belt was. But she went, she had some money that was sent to her by her father for a dowry, and while she was identifying herself to the bank manager, he said, "Why, What are you going to do with this money?" And she said, "I'm marrying a farmer, it's for my dowry." And he said, "May God have mercy on your soul." She often recounted that story in later years when life got very, very tough.

Robin o/s: She felt he was prophetic?

Shirley sync: I think he was, but they weren't to know in those days the sort of things that could happen to people in that situation. Of course my father believed you just had to be a big strong man with lots of energy and will to succeed, and you would succeed, but he hadn't counted for varying rainfall, floods, droughts, depression, poison, all the things that can happen, and it finally broke his health.

Robin o/s: What was his background?

Shirley sync: Well, he came from Victoria during the gold rush with his father, and eventually with his whole family. They lived in Kalgoorlie for a while."

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WIDE photo - Shirley's father

"Shirley v/o: But he also of course was well known as being a very good athlete and so he was a cyclist, he was a boxer, he was a champion sprinter, then finally turned to farming.
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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: It just depressed him so much that with all the work and everything he tried to do, we were failing, and so he more or less took a back seat, particularly when my brother took over the farm, but the old man got very bitter. And I can just remember him really lying around and not doing very much until I went away to school. "

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CU Shirley interview

"And of course one of the bad things that happened, was that my mother lost her youngest child. And that was really quite tragic. He apparently had an accident and - that they didn't know about... "

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MCU photo - Shirley's brother

Shirley v/o: ...and he died in extreme heat.

Robin o/s: How did you hear about your brother's death?

Shirley v/o: I was at school...

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...and matron came to tell me about my brother's death. I found that very difficult [cries] - sorry - but -

Robin o/s: You still feel it now, emotionally?

Shirley: I do.

Robin o/s: Do you think - was that the first experience of someone close to you dying?

Shirley: Oh yes."

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WIDE photo - Shirley as young woman hurdling

Robin o/s: What do you think it was that made you so good at physical things?

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: I just grew up in a physical world, a very physical environment. I think I grew up..."

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WIDE photo - Shirley as baby

Shirley v/o: ...with the right hemisphere brain...

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MWIDE photo - Shirley and another child on the farm

...probably far better developed than the left hemisphere brain.

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WIDE photo - Shirley and other children the farm

I grew up with no inhibitions about what I should or shouldn't do.

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WIDE photo - Shirley and another child on the farm

Nobody told me what I couldn't do. I could - I was allowed to do...

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WIDE photo - Shirley and man leaning against grain sacks. PAN RIGHT - children sitting on grain sacks

...anything my brothers did. So it was just so free. My mother also was...

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...determined that the girls weren't going to - the girl was going to be treated the same as the boys. This is one of the reasons that I'm educated, was because my mother - the bank managers in those days would advance - when we were heavily under the banks for loans - they controlled everything we did, absolutely everything - they told my mother they would not advance money for my education to go away from the farm. They said, "We'll do it for the boys, but keep the girl on the farm." My mother must have been an independent minded lady. What she did was feed pigs on the side, make butter and sell it locally. Made enough money on the side so that I was able to go to Northam High School. Now, I think that is a most important thing that that woman did for me. And that's one of the reasons why I have such an enormous respect for informal and formal education."

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WIDE Archival - Shirley wins hurdle race

Robin o/s: When did you discover that you could run?

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: I used to of course run with the boys, and did a lot of chasing of kangaroos and rabbits and sheep and things like that. "

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WIDE photo - Shirley in paddock on farm. PAN DOWN to Shirley's bare feet

Shirley v/o: And of course I didn't wear shoes until I was - well I had to go to high school...

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...and they nearly crippled me, I have to tell you. But I think that probably chasing around on the farm, I wasn't aware that I couldn't run. I didn't have any competitive running until I went to high school. "

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WIDE photo - Shirley and young man holding sporting trophies

"Shirley v/o: And then once every year we'd have sports day, and I was instantly successful there. I was influenced by... "

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...a teacher at high school who had introduced me to the concept of the Greek ideal of fitness of mind and body. And teachers sometimes make a long lasting and important impression on their students - but that stayed with me, and I thought I wanted to test my both sides. I wanted to test my physical and my mental sides, and without actually making that as a deliberative decision, that's why I think I was the only one of my class...
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WIDE photo - UWA

Super:
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Shirley: ...to go to UWA. I came down to UWA...

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...and decided I was going to do an engineering course actually, because I thought I was good at mathematics, and we had engineers in the family, and for some reason I thought engineering would be a real challenge, and I'd really enjoy doing that. And I went in to the Dean of Engineering to apply, down from the bush, and you know - not with - with no real reason not to, and was surprised when he looked a bit uncomfortable with my approach, and, so I finally said to him, "Why, what's the problem?" And he said, "Well, we haven't got a woman's toilet." "

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CU photo - Shirley as young woman

"Shirley v/o: So that at seventeen years old, it was a bit embarrassing for me. I suppose... "

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...today I would have made another sort of retort, and I'm sure they've got women's toilets now, but - and I went off and enrolled in physics and science and did nuclear physics. Which I also wasn't told women couldn't do."

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MCU photo - Shirley in starting position for race

Robin o/s: Talking now about your sporting career...

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...when did you first enter major competitions?

Shirley v/o: In 1947...

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ECU Shirley interview

Shirley sync: ...post-war - because during the war there was no sport.

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WIDE photo - Shirley hurdling

Shirley v/o: So 1948 - the Games - they had trials for them in 1948 and...

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...I was successful in those trials. So almost instantly I was into the Olympics. But I'm sure the fact that I was new to the sport, had developed my physical and mental capacity, I was adult by then, I was well organised, clearly focused, and I suspect that that was why I was so successful."

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"WIDE photo - Shirley running in Games

Super:
1948 OLYMPIC GAMES, LONDON"

Shirley v/o: I competed in all of the track events. In those days there were only four tracks - track events for...

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...women totally - they were all sprint events, and that was the -

Robin o/s: Why? Why that?

Shirley sync: Well women weren't encouraged to do more in the Olympics, and you should read the history of women's participation in the Olympic Games. It's quite an eye-opener. This fantastic man, the father of modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertant who I had thought was an idol, he had tried to keep women out of the Olympics - to - anything more than - as he quoted it, 'clapping hands and awarding the rewards', and described women as a 'regrettable impurity'. But we had only four track events, total. And I was in all four. That's all women could do. And that persisted for quite a long time. I never competed internationally in anything more than those four events. That's the 100 metres, the 200 metres, the 80 metres hurdles, and the four by one relay. "

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WIDE photo - Shirley hurdling

Shirley v/o: Well I finished up with four medals.

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: I finished up with a third in the 100, a third in the hurdles, I actually should have had a third in the 200, but apparently... "

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MCU photo - Shirley holding banner of Olympic winner

"...they misjudged that one, and a second in the relay. That was my record for 1948.

Robin o/s: For you what was the highlight of..."

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CU Shirley interview

...the '48 Olympics?

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Shirley sync: The highlight I suppose would have been standing on that stand.

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WIDE photo - Shirley receiving medal at Olympics

Shirley v/o: You know to stand on that stand when you really - no-one had heard of Perth...

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...no-one had heard of me - to stand on that stand in front of that fantastic crowd, and... "

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WIDE photo - Shirley with medal winner and Prince Philip

"...really, how do you describe it.

FX: Crowd cheering"

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CU photo - Shirley signing autograph

FX: Crowd cheering

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CU photo - Shirley

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MWIDE Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: Well when I came back in 1948 the coach I - who was helping me at that particular stage said, "This is the time to retire. You're at your top." "

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WIDE archival - Shirley preparing to run

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Shirley v/o: And I didn't feel really that I was ready to retire. It had been so enormously exciting and interesting. Or that I wanted to retire.

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"WIDE Archival - Helsinki Games. Shirley wins hurdle race
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Super:
1952 OLYMPIC GAMES, FINLAND"

Newsreel announcer v/o

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CU photo - Shirley with second and third place getters

Robin o/s: What were some of the other highlights of international competition for you?

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WIDE Shirley and others after race having photos taken by Press

Shirley v/o: I suppose the individual tours that I did...

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WIDE photo - Shirley and friend. Shirley with Olympic blazer

"...I found interesting. I did several to New Zealand, I was invited to go to... "

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...America but I was pregnant - I seemed to be pregnant every time I got invited to go to America. I was invited to go to Russia, but I had to get back to my job. But I did go to Poland in 1955, which was a really interesting... "

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MCU photo - Shirley on winners steps

"Shirley v/o: ...experience. And there, of course, that's where I did my world record sprint record. "

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: And apart from winning the hurdles, which is what they asked me to do... "

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WIDE photo - Shirley in race. ZOOM IN to Shirley winning

Shirley v/o: ...I also won the 100 metres in world record time - 11.3 seconds for the 100 metres.

Robin o/s: How long did that last for

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ECU Shirley interview

Shirley sync: That lasted for something like 9 years.

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Robin o/s: Is that right?

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"Shirley sync: Mm, So I'm very proud of that - in fact, I'm more proud - I'm proud of anything I've done... "

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WIDE photo - Shirley breaking tape at end of race

"Shirley v/o: ...and I have to face up to any of my disappointments, and people don't remember my disappointments and my failures... "

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...and there were plenty of them. People forget that, but I think the world records that I have, and I've had them in two relays, the 80 metre hurdles and the 100 metre sprint, to me mean a little bit more of an achievement than a gold medal... "

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WIDE photo - Shirley with co-winners

"Shirley v/o: ...because when you win a gold medal, you don't know who wasn't there. "

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ECU Shirley interview

Shirley sync: When you do a world record you know that there's nobody that's beaten that time. It was just a little bit more sort of personal.

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"Robin o/s: But did you get the same acclamation for it back home, when you came back with a world record from Poland?"

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"Shirley: No, I think there were a few people who thought I couldn't run that fast."

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CU photo - Shirley with world record

Robin o/s: What did that make you feel? I'll show them.

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"Shirley: Yes, oh yes. You'd like to show them, yes."

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Robin o/s: Did that something to do then with your decision...

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ECU Shirley interview

...to go to the 56 which by that stage people were saying that you were getting old.

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"Shirley sync: That was an enormous risk, to go to '56...
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CU photo - Shirley with son

"Shirley v/o: ...because by that time I had my child, and I was... "

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...31 years old and all that I had built up in my 52 wins and my world records, I was putting at risk, and I knew it."

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"WIDE Archival - Opening of Olympic Games
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Super:
1956 OLYMPIC GAMES, MELBOURNE"


FX: Crowd cheering

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WIDE photo - Shirley training

Robin o/s: Did you have any particular approach to how you prepared yourself just in the immediate period...

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MWIDE Shirley interview

...before the Games began?

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"Shirley sync: Yes, Professor Frank Cotton, who was probably one of the first, if not the first, physiologists, did talk to me about a variety of things. He was very interested in physiology, and psychology -"

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Robin o/s: In relation to sport?

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"Shirley: In relation to sport. And he suggested - in fact I found his letter only recently - one of his letters - he told me about the likely benefits of restraining your training for several days beforehand, and he gave me several examples of people who'd done this and so I tried that out, and I found it worked for me. And that meant not doing any training the whole week before a big competition. And that's also an enormous strain, because all my competitors and my team mates are out their training hard - you know right - almost until the day. Now I'm sitting back there wondering whether I'm doing it right. But it always worked for me, so having got that, what I considered a magic formula, or equation, I never was prepared to change that, so every time I had a big race I would take a week off beforehand."

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WIDE Archival - Shirley wins hurdle race

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"Robin o/s: Now, events that were... "

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CU Shirley interview

...happening in the world in 1956 affected the atmosphere of the Games. Do you recall that?

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"Shirley sync: Yes, that's correct. Anyone that thought there's been any Olympics that I know about where there hasn't been some trauma or problems, would be wrong. Of course even in Melbourne we had carpenters' strikes, we had bad weather to start with... "

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WIDE Archival - Tanks in streets of Hungary
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"Shirley v/o: ...and then we had the Russian invasion of Hungary, and all the trauma of that. So that, I think, focused people's attention on the international scene."

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CU Shirley interview

Robin o/s: Both the Hungarian and Russian teams came to those Games. Did you feel the tension between them living together?

Shirley sync: Oh yes. There was enormous tension...

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WIDE Archival - Games water polo match
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"Shirley v/o...between them, but it sort of erupted in their water-polo competitions, but the Hungarians were already in their planes on the way... "

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...when the invasion took place. And quite a few of them defected after the Games. But I felt the tension in the village, when in fact I actually took some letters from the expatriate Hungarians to Hungarians inside, and they were Hungarians who were in the village were sure that there were, you know their own version of their police watching them and checking everything they did. So you couldn't not know."

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Robin o/s: The letters you took were giving them information about how to defect?

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"Shirley sync: Well I suppose so. I didn't read the letters. But they were to people who wanted to defect, and I think one or two of them subsequently did defect."

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Robin o/s: Did you feel that it was at all dangerous for you to be carrying those letters?

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"Shirley sync: No, no. Not a danger to me personally. Not that I would have worried anyhow. I was so offended by the Russian invasion of Hungary, and with the enormous fight the Hungarians put up to no avail."

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WIDE photo - Shirley and co-winners at Melbourne Olympics

"Robin o/s: For you, what were the results of that - those Olympics in 1956 In Melbourne?

Shirley v/o: Two gold medals - and a... "

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MWIDE Shirley interview

Shirley sync: ...disappointment in the 100 metres.

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Robin o/s: What happened in the 100 metres?

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"Shirley sync: I don't really know. I was world record holder. I was running very, very well. In the semi-final, I failed, did not reach a place in the final - I couldn't understand it. It made me more determined to win the, the hurdles, but - years later I read that the lane five, which was the lane that I'd competed in - that everyone who competed in that lane did poorly. "

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WIDE photo - Shirley hurdling

Robin o/s: So was it very difficult psychologically then to go on competing in the other events?

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CU Shirley interview

Shirley sync: Well I had to face up the next day and do the hurdles. That's what sorts you out.

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"WIDE Archival - Shirley in hurdle race
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Super:
FINAL, WOMENS' 80 METRES HURDLES"


Newsreel announcer sync

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: During my Olympic career, I got married, I had two children. It was only the third child that finally I decided he was more important than the Olympics "

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MCU photo - Shirley and her children

Shirley v/o: That - and I was then 31 years old - 35 years old when he was born.

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: So when you look at it, I had my education that didn't get in the way. I had a career if I wanted it. "

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WIDE Archival - Shirley teaching
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"Shirley v/o: When the children were young - I didn't teach full-time. I taught on what we called a 'relieving' basis. I was not allowed to be permanent because I was married. And my husband was expected to support me for the rest of my life. So I was called Mistress on Supply which is a very sexist type of term, isn't it?
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Dissolve to:
CU photo - Shirley's husband as young man

"Robin o/s: So, was your husband your first real boyfriend?

Shirley: Yes, he was."

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CU Shirley interview

Robin o/s: What attracted you to your husband?

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"Shirley sync: Well, we was a big strong man and he really loved me. He courted me hard for many years, about five years. "

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CU photo - Shirley and her husband

"Robin o/s: You weren't sure?

Shirley v/o: No, I wasn't... "

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CU Shirley interview

Shirley sync: ...sure what marriage would do. I wasn't sure about him. I wasn't sure about myself - it was all very new.

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CU photo - Shirley on her wedding day

"Robin o/s: You cried on your wedding day?

Shirley v/o: Yes I did.

Robin o/s: Do you remember...?

Shirley v/o: Just for a little while. Yes, I do."

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: A lot of people remind me.

Robin o/s: Was it just sheer joy?

Shirley: No it wasn't sheer joy, it was apprehension of the decision that I'd been deferring for so long. And was I doing the right thing, but, you know..."

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CU Shirley in sporting gear

"Shirley v/o: ...we had to do it.

Robin o/s: What do you think it was that he saw in you that he, that your husband really loved about you?"

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: I don't know. I didn't ask him. He just loved me, I suppose. "

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"MWIDE photo - Shirley, husband and son"

"Shirley v/o: Mother of his children, companion... "

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...soul mate, you know, I guess that's what it was. I can't ask him.

Robin o/s: When did he die?

Shirley sync: 1980.

Robin o/s: And how did that happen?

Shirley sync: Just a sudden heart attack.

Robin o/s: Was he fit and well?

Shirley sync: Yes, he was fit and well. He was playing squash. He was given the clearance by top sports medicine people. They said he was fit and well, but it's one of those hidden disabilities that are still taking people off very suddenly. It's sad."

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Dissolve to:
WIDE Shirley in bushland


Robin o/s: When did your interest in the environment begin?

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Shirley v/o: I suspect it was latent really because of my origins in the bush and also the enjoyment I had from the bush. I was asked by a group of people to help form the Tree Society which was based on the British concept of Men of the Trees. And I did that.

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WIDE Shirley in bushland

"I'm a foundation member of the Tree Society, and later I became involved with the Australian Conservation Council, again because people asked me to chair that, and I chaired that local chapter for quite some time. "

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: Since then I have really been a lobbyist, in particular I have been... "

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WIDE Environmental rally
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"Shirley v/o: ...concentrating on the foreshore area which is very much under threat. I did in later years realise the power of politics, and also the limited evidence that politicians made decisions on.
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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: And I got drawn in to conservation. I was already a conservationist by that time, and I resolved that if I could elected to the State Parliament, at least I could table all the information, because I discovered that some of the best intentioned politicians didn't know, didn't understand. It came to light because Dryandra Forest which was not a reserve was under threat for, I think it was mining, and I rang, at that particular time, 40 politicians - it's a long time ago and I wonder why I had the courage. I rang them and asked them about - if they understood the wildlife, this world-wide recognised wildlife area was under threat and they knew nothing about it. So I also took Vincent Serventy's book on the area to one of the key players, and they changed their mind. And I thought, I've got to do this. I have to make sure they get the information.
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CU photo - Shirley in sunglasses

Shirley v/o: And I stood as an independent. But it wasn't until the Democrats -

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...I went to - my husband and I went to the Democrats meeting in the Perth Town Hall in 1977, and they had a conscience vote, and they were new, and I thought that they might be able to, become more attuned to the times, and we joined that night, and I spent ten long hard years with the Democrats."

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CU Shirley interview

Robin o/s: Can you still run?

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"Shirley: Oh yes, I can still run, I can still catch my little grandsons. They don't know that until I - they torment me, then I can catch them. "

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WIDE photo - Shirley on running track

Robin o/s: So you don't feel really inside yourself any different from the way you felt 20 years ago?

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: I suppose I do. I certainly know my skin is falling apart, and that's because of too much sun exposure. I still understand the feelings of myself when I was younger, in fact when I was a teenager, and was going through this romancing bit, I resented already the older me who was going to look back and say, well what a silly thing she was doing. I had this sort of dichotomy of, my older me was going to remember and it was an exposure of my teenager to this older me that was going to be a bit humiliating. I always remember that. But I don't think basically one changes very much. It's just experience. It's just the old computer up here that stores all that massive amount of information over a period of lifetime, and you draw on that. I don't think you basically deep down change, just the experiences that get stored away and used."

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WIDE Archival - Shirley in hurdle race
(3 shots)

Robin o/s: What do you think makes a champion?

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CU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: I wouldn't have been what you call a champion if I had accepted failure when it first came. If I hadn't - if I'd looked at failure and said, Well, that's it. "

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WIDE photo - Shirley coaching young woman

Shirley v/o: In coaching athletes as I've done for some 30 or 40 years - - my greatest joy is to...

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ECU Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...take someone who's not very talented physically and turn them into a champion, and that's skill, and it's great. "

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MWIDE Shirley interview

"I would like to be remembered, if I am remembered - I'll certainly be remembered for sport because that's sort of put down in the annals..."

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WIDE photo - Shirley running

"Shirley v/o ...of history and the many, many sport histories that are written these days. But I'd like to... "

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MWIDE Shirley interview

"Shirley sync: ...perhaps be remembered where it matters, if being remembered is important, 'cause I won't be looking back at it - for someone who worked towards the environment and worked towards the betterment of - not only the human - share of this environment, but the whole ecological system upon which we virtually depend. "

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WIDE Shirley in bushland

"Shirley v/o: That's what I'd like to be remembered, and I'd like to, not be remembered by, as that, but to have had some influence on it."

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