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"I am blessed to have been born in Australia where water sports are loved and swimmers are revered."

SHANE, GOULD - Tumble Turns

"The award was probably the best recognition that my country could give me, but I wasn't sure what responsibilities went along with it. I felt uneasy and uncertain about my worthiness to live up to it. I decided not to think about it for the time being..."

SHANE, GOULD - on her Australian of the Year 1972 award at the age of sixteen