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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the birth of Australian boxer, Les Darcy. Les Darcy trained at The Spit in 1914. 

James Leslie (Les) Darcy (1895 – 1917) was an Australian boxer. He was a middleweight, but held the Australian Heavyweight Championship title at the same time. Les Darcy was the 2003 Inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Old Timers category and was the first to be elevated to Legend status in 2009.


Address:Spit Road, near Lucinda Memorial, The Spit, Mosman, 2088
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.806073
Long: 151.245975
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:28-October-1885
Actual Event End Date:28- October-1995


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th October, 1995
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James Leslie (Les ) Darcy
1895 -1917

This plaque was unveiled on 28 October, 1995 to mark the centenary of the birth of renowned Australian boxer, Les Darcy.

He trained at The Spit in 1914;  describing it as "the loveliest place." 


Source: MA, ADB
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