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

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Letter
Date Used
09 Aug 1936-11 Aug 1936
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A 4-page letter written by Australian boxer, Leslie Harley, to his family in Melbourne, whilst at the Berlin Olympic Village with the Australian Olympic Team, competing at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Harley writes about his healing arm, which was infected two months earlier, and his experiences in the ring, with his first fight against the Swiss, Von Beuren. Harley won that match, but in the next round, was defeated by the Czechoslovakian, Havelka, and thus was eliminated from the Olympic Boxing competition.
0 - Whole: H: 295 W: 210 D: 1mm (H: 11 5/8 W: 8 1/4 D: 1/16")
Date Used
09 Aug 1936-11 Aug 1936
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Les Harley.




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