A letter written by Australian Olympic boxer, Les Harley, from the Olympic Village, Berlin, to his family in Melbourne. Harley had a septic carbuncle removed from his arm earlier, in June, and writes about his treatment. He also writes of his concern for the losing ways of the Carlton F.C. in the V.F.L., but is happy for the impressive Brunswick F.C. in the V.F.A. Regarding Berlin, Harley mentions a trip to the Tempelhof Aerodrome, where he and 21 others took a ride in a German bomber.
0 - Whole: H: 295 W: 210 D: 1mm (H: 11 5/8 W: 8 1/4 D: 1/16")
Les Harley; 06 Oct 1912; 18 Dec 1987
Australian Olympic Team 1936
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Les Harley.