Item #CL201-41 Elley Bennett
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Elley Bennett

c1950. Silver gelatin photograph, press print, captioned and dated “1950” in pencil verso with publishing annotation, 18.5 x 10.4cm. Minor creases and indentations.

Born in south-east Queensland, Elliot “Elley” Bennett (1924–1981) was an Aboriginal boxer who was Australian champion in both the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. In 2005 he was an inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Veterans category and was also inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame in 2009. Ref: ADB.

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