Nicholas started photographing field events in 1956 to learn about technique
for the events in his quest to become the best decathlon competitor and
javelin thrower in Australia. By the time of his retirement from open
competition he had held the Australian javelin record on and off for 18
years and won 9 Australian javelin titles and 3 Australian decathlon titles.
In 1958 he set a Commonwealth javelin record of 71.90 metres and increased
that to 81.01 metres in 1962.
In the past 20 years he has won a number Australian Masters titles and
continues to compete and coach and photograph track & field.
Nick Birks Javelin throw 81 meters 1962
Nick Birks Warm up for high jump
Wildflight cards won the year 2000 17th Australian Print Award for greeting
and the Printing Industries Craftsmanship Award.
They are distributed to retailers throughout Australia and are sold to collectors