Boxer Ron Richard at a railway station, Brisbane 1947

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 January 1947

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland.

Description: Former champion Aboriginal boxer Ron Richards is at the railway station. . Brisbane Stadium Manager Bert Potts and two other men with suitcases are next to Roy.

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    vesna0103

    • 18/Apr/2022 05:05:53

    Ron Richards (8 May 1910 – 14 January 1967 (aged 56)) born Ranold/Randell William Richards in Ipswich, Queensland was an Indigenous Australian professional middle/light heavyweight boxer of the 1930s and 1940s who won the Queensland State (Australia) heavyweight title, Australian middleweight title, Australian heavyweight title, Australian light heavyweight title, and British Empire middleweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from 151 lb (68 kg; 10 st 11 lb), i.e. middleweight to 168 lb (76 kg; 12 st 0 lb), i.e. light heavyweight.[1] He was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Richards_(boxer)

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    vesna0103

    • 18/Apr/2022 05:08:35

    Ron (Ranald) RichardsPrint Page Print this page The plaque commemorates Aboriginal boxer, Ron Richards. Ron (Ranald) Richards (1910-1967) was the holder of six boxing titles (middleweight and heavyweight). Ron Richards learned 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. Source: monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/people/indigenous/display...