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The plaque commemorates Aboriginal boxer Ron Richards. 

Ron (Ranald) Richards (1910-1967) was the holder of six boxing titles (middleweight and heavyweight). Ron Richards learnt his craft in the fighting tents and was famous for his speed, toughness and counterpunching. He retired from boxing in 1945 having amassed a ring career in excess of 140 fights and more than 60 knockout victories . He was ranked number three in both middleweight and light-heavyweight in 1938. Richards was inducted into the Queensland Indigenous Sporting Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003.

Ron was a resident of Purga Mission. 



Address:587 Ipswich-Boonah Road, Purga Mission Site, Purga, 4306
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.715964
Long: 152.740151
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 8th May, 2010
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