Friday, March 18, 2016

Boxer Les Darcy’s gloves on display at Maitland Regional Art Gallery after 100 years

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Les Darcy’s training gloves are now on display at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, a century after the prized fighter wore them.
The gloves arrived at the gallery two weeks ago, but have only just been opened to the public to see.
The gallery got their hands on the mitts from an auction, which happened to be held on the same day that memorabilia donated by Les Darcy’s sister-in-law Iris was unveiled at the gallery.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery collection management curator Cheryl Farrell said it was likely that Darcy used the gloves while training in Maitland in 1915-16.
Ms Farrell said it was great to see the gloves return to Maitland.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 15, 2016.