Annette Kellerman was 70 years old when this silent home movie footage was filmed.
Born Annette Marie Sarah Kellermann on 6 July 1886 in Sydney, Kellerman (her stage name) was diagnosed with rickets as a young child. Rickets is caused by vitamin D deficiency, resulting in the sof
Elite swimmer Ahmed Kelly, whose nickname is 'liquid nails', is representing Australia at his third Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Jacqueline Freney OAM is an Australian elite swimmer. She represented Australia at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympic Games winning a total of 11 medals, 8 of them gold.
One of Australia's most decorated Olympic athletes, Dawn Fraser was the first woman to break the minute for 100m and the only woman to capture the 100m freestyle in three successful Olympics: Melbo
This Australasian Gazette newsreel from 1926 shows Australian diving champion Clive Barass and his troupe diving from a tower at the Clifton Gardens Baths near Mosman, Sydney.
This clip shows the Archibald family enjoying themselves in a backyard swimming pool in the early 1930s. This film was donated to the National Film and Sound Archive by Helen Phillips, the daughter