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A plaque rededicated on the 19th December 2006, commemorates Dave Sands, the boxer.
Born David Ritchie in 1926 at Burnt Ridge near Kempsey, he and his five brothers took on the Sands name, taken off a train guard who helped Percy Ritchie, the second oldest, travel to fight fare free in 1940.
Proud representatives of the Dhungutti people, the Fighting Sands Brothers are arguably Australia’s greatest sporting family. At the time of his death in a truck accident at 26 at Dungog, near Newcastle, Dave Sands was rated the # 3 Middleweight contender in the World
|Address:||Broadway & Glebe Point Road, Glebe, 2295|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.884397|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1952|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1952|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1952|
In Memory of A Great Australian And Gentleman, One Of Nature`s Greatest.
Empire Middleweight Champion
Rest in peace
Erected By Tom Laming`s Gymnasium.
Also, Glebe Supporters And Admirers
Who Knew Him As He Was.