Female Australian athlete who won more Olympic medals than any other Australian in running sports, including three golds.
She attended Northam High School on a scholarship.
She was one of the torchbearers at the Opening Ceremony for the 2000 Summer Olympics.
She married geologist Lawrence Edmund de la Hunty in 1950 and had four children: Phillip, Barbara, Matthew, and David.
She and Michael Phelps became two well-regarded Olympic gold medalists.