Uncrowned Hero

lukeymalz

Mackay, Australia

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Artist's Description

Elley Bennett spent nine years fighting his way to the top of his profession. He became the Australian bantamweight and featherweight boxing champion from 1948 to 1954. But under the Aboriginal Protection Act of the time, he didn’t actually see all the money he earned. It went into trust accounts from which he could only draw 10 pounds at a time, and when he died aged 57, he was broke.

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  • lukeymalz
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  • Rita  H. Ireland
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