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Dorothy MORRELL

Also known as: Dot

Special Achievements:

1888 - Won the world's first women's bicycle race, Auburn, New South Wales.


Resources

  • Image - ASHFIELD RECREATION GROUNDS

    At the Ashfield Recreation Grounds on Saturday afternoon last the ladies' bicycles races were continued. The attendance, despite the pleasant situation of the grounds, was rather meagre, but those of the public who attended appeared to enjoy the amusement provided. The Two Milo Race and the One Mile Handicap Race were both won by Miss Dot Morrell, who was also the winner of the Fifteen Minutes' Bicycle Tournament. The Kingsley Brothers gave an exhibition of trick bicycling on the floor of the skating rink, in which they performed a number of dexterous evolutions on the wheel. Skating was indulged in by most of the visitors, and during the afternoon several members of the Centennial Band rendered a number of musical selections.

    Trove: Sydney Morning Herald (NSW: 1842 - 1954), Monday 5 March 1888, page 4


  • Image - LADIES' BICYCLE SPORTS

    LADIES' BICYCLE SPORTS The Ladies Cycling Races at Ashfleld commenced on Thursday evening in the presence of good number of spectators, although the novelty of the affair should have secured a much larger gate. The ladies appeared on the track dressed very neat and quiet, and it would be hard for the most particular critic to find any fault in that respect. With regard to the racing, it was really good, and considering the scratch lady, Miss Dot Morrell, only rode a 44in. heavy roadster, her times were wonderful. ...

    Trove: Referee (Sydney, NSW: 1886 - 1939), Thursday 1 March 1888, page 3


  • Image - ATHLETICS. Ladies' Bicycle Sports at Ashfield.

    Trove: Australian Star (Sydney, NSW: 1887 - 1909), Friday 24 February 1888, page 7