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Dawn Fraser Archive

Dawn Fraser is a former champion swimmer and politician and is widely considered as Australia’s greatest female sprint swimmer ever. Fraser was born in the Sydney suburb of Balmain in 1937 and was discovered at the age of 14 swimming at the local sea baths. Fraser competed in the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics, winning eight Olympic medals, including four gold medals, and she also achieved six Commonwealth Games gold medals. She set 27 individual and 12 relay world records and was the first woman to swim the sprint distance in under one minute when she recorded a time of 59.9 seconds for the 100 metre freestyle in 1962. Fraser finished her international swimming career after the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and was named the Australian of the Year that same year. Fraser was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1967 and In 1998 Fraser was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and in 1998 she and was elected as an independent to the New South Wales Parliament where she represented the seat of Balmain until the seat was abolished 1991. She was one of the bearers of the Olympic Torch at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

JULY 19, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Former hockey player...
By Frank Violi
19 July, 1994
JULY, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn Fraser...
By News Ltd
01 July, 1994
APRIL 29, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Frank Violi
29 April, 1994
APRIL 29, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Dawn-Lorraine...
By Frank Violi
29 April, 1994
FEBRUARY 1, 1994: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Artist Trent...
By Frank Violi
01 February, 1994
DECEMBER 14, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Frank Violi
14 December, 1993
DECEMBER 14, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Frank Violi
14 December, 1993
DECEMBER 14, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Frank Violi
14 December, 1993
NOVEMBER 18, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmers...
By Bob Barker
18 November, 1993
SEPTEMBER 20, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Michael Amendolia
20 September, 1993
APRIL 25, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Dawn-Lorraine...
By Paul Burston
25 April, 1993
FEBRUARY 16, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Ross Schultz
16 February, 1993
FEBRUARY 16, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Ross Schultz
16 February, 1993
FEBRUARY 8, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Dawn-Lorraine...
By Gregg Porteous
08 February, 1993
JANUARY 21, 1993: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Female sporting...
By Jeremy Piper
21 January, 1993
SEPTEMBER 25, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By News Ltd
25 September, 1992
AUGUST 25, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By News Ltd
25 August, 1992
APRIL 29, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Barry McKinnon
29 April, 1992
APRIL 29, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Barry McKinnon
29 April, 1992
MARCH 22, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Bob Barker
22 March, 1992
MARCH 22, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Graham Hely
22 March, 1992
MARCH 22, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Bob Barker
22 March, 1992
MARCH 3, 1992: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Sir James Hardy...
By Verity Chambers
03 March, 1992
NOVEMBER, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By News Ltd
01 November, 1991
JUNE 26, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Fenton Sharpe,...
By Jayne Russell
26 June, 1991
JUNE 26, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Janelle Elford...
By Jayne Russell
26 June, 1991
MAY 26, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Marco Del Grande
26 May, 1991
MAY 26, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Marco Del Grande
26 May, 1991
MAY 26, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Marco Del Grande
26 May, 1991
MAY 26, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Marco Del Grande
26 May, 1991
MAY 26, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Marco Del Grande
26 May, 1991
MAY 25, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Chris Pavlich
25 May, 1991
MAY 25, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Uwe Kuessner
25 May, 1991
MAY 24, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Uwe Kuessner
24 May, 1991
MAY 10, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By David Motte
10 May, 1991
MARCH 24, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Dawn-Lorraine...
By News Ltd
24 March, 1991
MARCH 24, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Jeff Herbert
24 March, 1991
MARCH 17, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By News Ltd
17 March, 1991
MARCH 15, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Alan Pryke
15 March, 1991
MARCH 14, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Mike Petrie...
By Michael Perini
14 March, 1991
MARCH 6, 1991: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By David Motte
06 March, 1991
SEPTEMBER 4, 1990: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Barry McKinnon
04 September, 1990
AUGUST 19, 1990: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer and...
By Iain Gillespie
19 August, 1990
JANUARY 24, 1990: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Frank Violi
24 January, 1990
JANUARY 23, 1990: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Frank Violi
23 January, 1990
JANUARY 23, 1990: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Frank Violi
23 January, 1990
DECEMBER 1, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Actor Bernard...
By News Ltd
01 December, 1989
SEPTEMBER 24, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Rugby league...
By Jayne Russell
24 September, 1989
AUGUST 13, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Businesswoman...
By Frank Violi
13 August, 1989
JUNE 6, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Guy Wilmott
06 June, 1989
MAY 9, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Paul Hutton
09 May, 1989
FEBRUARY 1, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By News Ltd
01 February, 1989
JANUARY 27, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Steve Moorhouse
27 January, 1989
JANUARY 27, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By Steve Moorhouse
27 January, 1989
JANUARY 5, 1989: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Solo around-the-world...
By News Ltd
05 January, 1989
DECEMBER 11, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Former swimmer...
By Samantha Randall
11 December, 1988
OCTOBER 4, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Anthony Moran
04 October, 1988
OCTOBER 4, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer Dawn...
By Anthony Moran
04 October, 1988
SEPTEMBER 5, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. Former swimmer...
By News Ltd
06 September, 1988
AUGUST 25, 1988: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Bobsledder...
By Geoff Henderson
25 August, 1988
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