Thursday, 19 November 2009

Forces To Be Reckoned With

I've been back in the archives today and found these pictures. I think they speak for themselves.

Annette Kellermann


  1. There's a great photo of Mina Wylie and Fanny Durack at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics (on the Wikipedia entry for Fanny Durack). These two swimmers also outraged public opinion by wearing one piece bathers and even swimming with men. See for info about the controversy.
    (Our second local municipal pool in Marrickville is named after Fanny Durack, and the sea baths where I usually swim at Coogee is named after Mina Wylie.)

  2. thanks again chris - wonderful pictures and amazing stories!