When Les Darcy was a babysitter

When I was researching the history of the old Sydney Stadium, I was introduced to a lady named Cathy. Cathy's father had been a well known senior government official and advisor, who used to put on benefits at the Stadium.

She told me how Les Darcy and fellow boxer Les O’Donnell, would sometimes be enlisted to nurse her.

Les O’Donnell was a regular fighter at the stadium, and she described how he became ill and his spine shrank making him shorter than the six footer she remembered.

Sydney Morning Herald. July 1931 Click to enlarge

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