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The ballad of Les Darcy

Author: Peter FitzSimons
Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Les Darcy (31 October 1895 - 24 May 1917) was an Australian boxer. Though he was a middleweight, he held both the Australian Heavyweight & Middleweight Championship titles in 1916.
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Genre/Form: Biography
War
Sport
Named Person: Les Darcy; Les Darcy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter FitzSimons
ISBN: 0732286360 9780732286361
OCLC Number: 174286201
Description: vi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Peter Fitzsimons.

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