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

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Letter
Date Used
21 Jul 1936
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Brief Description
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")
Date Used
21 Jul 1936
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Les Harley.




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