Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May 24 marks the anniversary of boxing legend Les Darcy's death

From the Maitland Mercury report:
An exhibition to mark 100 years since the passing of Maitland boxing legend Les Darcy is being planned for Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
Maitland City Council announced this week on the 99th anniversary of Darcy’s death, that it will hold a special exhibition of memorabilia, letters, and personal objects that tell the story of the man known as “The Maitland Wonder,.”
The exhibition will be held in May next year.
Darcy was born on October 31, 1895 and died on May 24, 1917 from medical complications, believed to be from dental work he received to replace teeth knocked out during a bout.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 24, 2016.