Les Darcy

Les Darcy is Maitland’s most famous sporting hero. Born near Maitland in 1895, by 1915, aged nineteen, his name, boxing prowess and wide smile were recognised around the world.

Explore our image library and read about his legacy, or scroll to the Les Darcy Collection Cabinet to listen to the audio recording. This web resource was supported by The Dobell Exhibition Grant funded by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW as part of the Shadow Boxer exhibition.

Explore the rest of the MRAG Darcy collection