Letter from Les Harley to his family whilst at Olympic Games, July 1936

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Letter
Date Used
26 Jul 1936
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Brief Description
A 4-page letter written by Australian boxer, Leslie Harley, to his family in Melbourne, whilst based at the Berlin Olympic Village, and training with the Australian team for the upcoming 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, in August. Harley writes about his inability to training due to doctor's orders - in light of a recent operation, his disappointment after finding out that Carlton F.C. lost to North Melbourne, his camaraderie with the U.S. Olympic Team, and the German Davis Cup Team, his brief encounter with U.S. aviator, Charles Lindbergh and Dr. Joseph Goebbels when they toured the Olympic Village, and Berlin nightlife.
0 - Whole: H: 263 W: 208 D: 1mm (H: 10 3/8 W: 8 3/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
26 Jul 1936
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Les Harley.




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