Strickland

/ˈstrɪklənd/ (say 'strikluhnd)

noun
1. Gerald (Baron Strickland of Sizergh Castle), 1861–1940, British administrator, born in Malta; governor of Tasmania 1904–1909, of WA 1909–13, and of NSW 1913–17; prime minister of Malta 1927–30.
2. Shirley Barbara (Shirley de la Hunty), 1925–2004, Australian hurdler and sprinter; Olympic gold medallist.
Shirley Strickland was born in Perth and, having studied nuclear physics at university, became a science teacher while also taking up athletics. She became the first Australian woman to win an Olympic track-and-field medal when she won a silver and two bronze medals at the 1948 Games in London. In both the 1952 and 1956 Olympics she won the gold medal for the 80 metres hurdle. In 1957 she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and in 2001 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Strickland — bezeichnet den Ort Strickland (Wisconsin) den größten Nebenfluss des Fly auf Neuguinea, siehe Strickland River Strickland ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Agnes Strickland (1796–1874), britische Schriftstellerin Carol Strickland (* 1946) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Strickland — can refer to:* Strickland (surname)Places: * Fauquier Strickland, Ontario, Canada * Strickland, Wisconsin, United Statescivil parish in Cumbria, England: * Great Strickland * Little Strickland * Strickland Roger * Strickland KetelOther uses: *… …   Wikipedia

  • Strickland — Strickland, 1) Hugh Edwin, geb. 2. März 1811 zu Righton in Yorkshire, studirte in Oxford Naturwissenschaften u. begleitete 1835 Hamilton auf seiner Reise nach dem Orient, wo er Gelegenheit hatte wichtige geognostische Untersuchungen anzustellen;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Strickland — Strickland, Nebenfluß des Fly (s. d.) in Neuguinea …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Strickland — Strickland, r. Nebenfluß des Fly im südl. Neuguinea …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Strickland [1] — Strickland (–länd), Agnes, engl. Geschichtschreiberin, gab Briefe der Königin Maria Stuart heraus (1845), lieferte Lebensbeschreibungen der Königinen v. England (2. Aufl. 1854, 8 B.), in denen sich allerdings die Frau und Protestantin nicht… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Strickland [2] — Strickland, Hugh Edwin, geb. 1811 zu Righton in der Grafschaft York, auf der Eisenbahn umgekommen am 14. Sept. 1853, gab eine Bibliographie der Zoologie u. Geologie heraus (Lond. 1847 ff.), veröffentlichte Untersuchungen über die Dronte (s. Dudu) …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Strickland — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Strickland peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Patronymes 2 Toponymes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Strickland — This interesting surname of English origin is a locational name from a place so called in Cumberland, deriving from the old English pre 7th Century styr(i)c , steorc meaning bullock plus land , land or pasture , hence land (pasture) for young… …   Surnames reference

  • Strickland — noun United States architect and student of Latrobe (1787 1854) • Syn: ↑William Strickland • Instance Hypernyms: ↑architect, ↑designer * * * /strik leuhnd/, n. William, 1787 1854, U.S. architect and engineer …   Useful english dictionary

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