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22-November-2015
22-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

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

Location

Address:Broadway & Glebe Point Road, Glebe, 2295
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.884397
Long: 151.192588
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:1952
Approx. Event End Date:1952

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1952
Front Inscription

In Memory of A Great Australian And Gentleman, One Of Nature`s Greatest.
DAVE SANDS
Empire Middleweight Champion

Rest in peace

Erected By Tom Laming`s Gymnasium.
Also, Glebe Supporters And Admirers
Who Knew Him As He Was.

   1952

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