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89/323 Label, for garment, 'Speedo', mens swimwear, paper, Australia, 1935 - 1950. Click to enlarge.

'Speedo' mens swimwear garment label

The Museum has an extensive collection of Speedo swimwear and accessories dating from the 1930s to the present including designs produced for the Australian Olympic Games team from 1964 to 2004, the Australian Commonwealth Games team from 1970-2002 and numerous international Olympic teams. This collection is complemented by the Speedo archive which includes scrapbooks, catalogues, posters, newsletters, stickers, photographs, video footage and badges.

Speedo's origins lie in MacRae Knitting …


Object No.


Object Statement

Label, for garment, 'Speedo', mens swimwear, paper, Australia, 1935 - 1950

Physical Description

Garment label, 'Speedo', men's swimwear, paper, Australia, 1935-1950.



50 mm


135 mm


Credit Line

Gift of Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, 1989

Acquisition Date

3 May 1989

Cite this Object


'Speedo' mens swimwear garment label 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 October 2021, <>


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