Collection Description (from online finding aid): Herb Elliott was born in Subiaco on 25 February 1938. From the age of 15 until his retirement from athletics at the age of 22, he was never beaten over a mile or 1500 metres. A qualified engineer, he has served on a number of Australian Government committees, mostly in relation to sport.
The papers were lodged in the State Archives by Mr H C Elliott on 30 June 1981(4854A) and 16 July 1981(5682A). They include correspondence from 1958-1967, including that relating to the offer to turn professional which he declined; newspaper cuttings; photograph; programmes (1960), including Rome Olympics Athletics Programme; publications concerning him (1958); scrapbook "Herb Olympic Games 1960".
Online Finding Aid link: https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1818388
Archive Name: State Library of Western Australia
Archive Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Archive Website: http://slwa.wa.gov.au/