Cuthbert, Betty, (AM, OBE) (1938-)

Also known as
Cuthbert, Betty (1938-)
Field of activity
Olympian; Track And Field Athlete; Commonwealth or Empire Games gold medalist
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-707069

Biographies

Betty Cuthbert was the first Australian athlete to win a gold medal on Australian soil.

In 1956, at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, Betty Cuthbert became the first Australian athlete to win a gold medal on Australian soil. In fact, Cuthbert won gold in three track and field events at these Olympics: the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4x100 metre relay. She made a winning return to form at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, taking gold in the 400 metres. She has achieved 16 world records. In the 1970s, Cuthbert was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and began actively campaigning for research funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her autobiography, , has been printed in two editions.

In 1965, Cuthbert was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for athletics in New South Wales. She was later appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (1 January 1984), and awarded the Australian Sports Medal (8 February 2000).

  • Gold Medalist at the Melbourne Olympic Games - Athletics - 100m sprint, 200m sprint, 4 x 100m Relay
  • Participated at the Rome Olympics
  • Gold Medalist at Perth Empire and Commonwealth Games - Athletics - 4 x 110y Relay
  • Gold Medalist at the Tokyo Olympic Games - Athletics - 400m event

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

Related people and organisations

Australian Women's Register

  • (Person) Mathews, Marlene (1934 - )

    <p>Betty Cuthbert and Marlene Mathews competed in many of the same events during their careers in athletics</p>

  • (Person) de la Hunty, Shirley Barbara (1925 - 2004)

    <p>Member of the 4 x 100m relay team at the 1956 Olympics</p>

  • (Person) Wenham, Fleur (1936 - )

    <p>Member of the 4 x 100m relay team at the 1956 Olympics</p>

  • (Person) Pollock, Judy (1940 - )

    <p>Judy Pollock ran third to Betty Cuthbert in the inaugural 440 yard race at the Olympic Games in 1964.</p>

Resources for Betty Cuthbert

Selected resources (13)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Cuthbert, Betty
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Golden girl : an autobiography
    Cuthbert, Betty
    [Sydney]
    Published: Strand
  3. Golden girl
    Webster, Jim and Cuthbert, Betty
    [London]
    Published: Pelham Books
  4. Australia at the Games
    Australian Olympic Committee
    [2006]
    Published: Australian Olympic Committee
  5. Golden turns bronzed
    Giles, Tanya
    [2003]
    Series: IspartOf Herald Sun
  6. Bronze tribute, golden spirit
    Reed, Ron
    [2003]
    Series: IspartOf Herald Sun
  7. Australia's golden girl delighted to get a bronze
    Dubecki, Larissa
    [2003]
    Series: IspartOf The Age
  8. She's Game: Women Making Australian Sporting History
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2007]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  10. Australia at the Olympics
    Andrews, Malcolm
    [Sydney]
    Published: ABC Books
  11. Great Australian Women in Sport
    Brasch, Nicolas
    [Port Melbourne (Vic.)]
    Published: Heinemann
  12. 100 great Australians
    Macklin, Robert
    [South Yarra, Vic.]
    Published: Currey O'Neil Ross
  13. Three Australian women athletes: Betty Cuthbert, Marlene Mathews and Norma Croker?
    [29 November 1956]
    Series: National Library of Australia
    Olympic Games, Melbourne

No user comments for this person

Add a comment


Show comments and reviews from Amazon users

Possibly related

Digitised newspapers and more

Searching...

Minimise

Diaries, letters, archives

Searching...

Minimise

Archived websites (1996 – now)

Searching...

Minimise

Pictures, photos, objects

Searching...

Minimise

Books

Searching...

Minimise

Music, sound and video

Searching...

Minimise

People and organisations

Searching...

Minimise

Journals, articles and data sets

Searching...

Minimise

Maps

Searching...

Minimise

Lists

Searching...

Minimise

Government Gazettes

Searching...

Minimise
  1. Website: Australian Women in War
    www.womenaustralia.info
    Matching pages:
    View 4 matching archived pages
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.016)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.016)

  2. Website: Australian Women's Archives Project
    www.womenaustralia.info
    Matching pages:
    View 4 matching archived pages
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.016)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.016)

  3. Website: Putting skirts on the sacred benches : women candidates for the New South Wales Parliament
    www.womenaustralia.info
    Matching pages:
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.013)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.013)

People and organisations

No results

Minimise

Maps

No results

Minimise

Diaries, letters, archives

No results

Minimise

Lists

No results

Minimise
  1. Family Notices
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 27 March 1946 p 16 Family Notices
    ... 4 p.m. HARMER —PAYNE. —The marriage of Betty, elder daughter of Mr.-Mrs. C. Har-mer, of Murray ... Church at 7.30 p.m., March 30. MARTIN —GOSS. —The marriage of Betty, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H. J ... 4592 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.328)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.328)

  2. "I Run Again EXCLUSIVE | Peart two of the Betty Cuthbert story-her brave and determined battle against multiple sclerosis
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 5 September 1979 p 18 Article Illustrated
    ... EXCLUSIVE | I Run Again | Part two of the Betty Cuthbert story — her brave and determined battle ... against multiple sclerosis For almost 10 years former Olympic athlete, Golden Girl Betty Cuthbert, managed ... 5292 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.29)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.29)

  3. Betty's Budget Of Social Doings
    Tweed Daily (Murwillumbah, NSW : 1914 - 1949) Saturday 7 September 1946 p 5 Article
    ... (Betty's Budget [. Of : [Social Doings \ . September is always a popular month, for .weddings, and ... brides;o-be in Murwillumbah who have chosen this month are Misses Mar' j Kearney, ' Aileen': Nicholson ... 844 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.271)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.271)

Pictures, photos, objects

No results

Minimise
  1. Sydney Grange interviewed by Neil Bennetts
    Grange, S. B
    [ Sound : 1981 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Sydney Grange interviewed by Neil Bennetts
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  1. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Georgia Narratives, Part 4
    Work Projects Administration
    [ Book ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  2. A Manual for Teachers of Primary Reading
    Emma K. Gordon
    [ Book : 1910-1918 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  3. A History of the Town of Acushnet, Bristol County, State of Massachusetts
    Franklyn Howland
    [ Book : 1907 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  4. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts and Scarce Books in the Library of St. John's College ..
    St. John's College (University of Cambridge ). Library
    [ Book : 1843 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  1. DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS—NEW SOUTH WALES.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 27 June 1939 [Issue No.96 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3125

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... , 1938, printed in accordance with section 101 (c) of the Government Railways Act, 1912, as amended. Nam ... . Ptmter Tfowlr NicholBjUkkuf V. pmithlfiriftK, % mm&wmtk. ColUM WiliiAm W. G. Secretary for Bailw&ye find ... 309585 words
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.009)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.009)

  2. APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE SYDNEY CRICKET AND SPORTS GROUND TRUST
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 11 July 1980 [Issue No.93] p 3569

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Marlene Judith Mathews, A.M.—in place of Miss Betty Cuthbert, M.B.E. KEN BOOTH, (2482) Minister for Sport ... , A.O. Mr Kevin Emery Humphreys. Sir Nicholas Michael Shehadie, O.B.E. Mr Trevor Henry Wholohan. Ms ... 103 words
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  3. REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1942.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Tuesday 31 March 1942 [Issue No.52 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1157

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Parliament of New South Wales. No. 29, 1912, No. 33,1915, No. 37, 1938 and No. 5, 1939. THE NEW SOUTH WALES ... practitioners is invited to the terms of section 23 (1) and (2) of the Medical Practitioners Act, 1938, quoted ... 59985 words
    • Text last corrected on 14 July 2016 by fwalker13
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  1. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS.(NEWS)
    Edel, Raymond A
    The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
    [ Article : 2002-2008 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.002)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.002)

  2. Memo Pad
    Smith, Stephanie D; Wicks, Amy
    WWD
    [ Article : 2001-2011 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.001)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.001)

  3. Films in production.(UNITED STATES)
    Cisneros, Sandy
    Hollywood Reporter
    [ Article : 2003-2007 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  4. 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER OF THE OPENING OF THE MELBOURNE OLYMPICS
    Fraser, Malcolm
    [ Article : 1981 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER OF THE OPENING OF THE MELBOURNE OLYMPICS
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)