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Photograph - Jimmy Sharman's Boxing Troupe, by Jack Walton, Ballarat, Victoria, Nov 1934 Image Reg. No: MM 045571

Black and white image of a group of boxers standing on a stage in front of an elaborate banner. Two of the men hold large drums. Three men are using megaphones. A large crowd of people are in the foreground.
Description Of Content:
A crowd gathered to watch Jimmy Sharman 's Boxing Troupe at the Ballarat Show.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 123 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, banners, boxing, boxing troupes, drums, megaphones, parades, performers, spectators, freddie clarke, jeffrey richards, jeff richards, fritz unholtz
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Agricultural Shows
Tertiary Classification: boxers
Inscriptions: Text, handwritten reverse: Ballt Show.
Text, stamped reverse: 15 NOV 1934.
Organisations Depicted: Jimmy Sharman's Boxing Troupe
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 15 Nov 1934


Leonie Posted on 06 Sep 2010 10:15 PM
This is what my Dad took me to see in Brisbane about 1957. Hope the floods don't leave you in a bad way.
Jewel Rainbow Posted on 01 Sep 2011 11:23 AM
I think, but am not sure (and would appreciate confirmation and more info) my father, who fought for the original Jimmy Sharman Boxing Troupe as 'Young Milburn' may appear in this photo - third from left, beside the fellow with the drum. Can anyone shed light on my father's boxing career or earlier life in Australia?
Barbara Niland Posted on 20 Dec 2011 3:52 PM
My grandfather Frank Niland was a Jimmy Sharman Boxer as well as a woolclasser when he could get the work. Any one out there know anything about him?
venessa Posted on 29 Jan 2012 9:47 AM
My father in law was Tom Scully, one of the aboriginal boxing troupe in the fifties... deos anyone know of any more photos 's ??
Jennifer Lewis Posted on 21 Mar 2012 1:58 PM
My great grandfather, Jack Lewis was also a boxer for Jimmy's troupe. Loads of photographs can be found on the 'National Library of Australia' website under 'jimmy sharman'. Good luck........
Max Anderson Posted on 22 Mar 2012 9:15 PM
Have been told my father John (Jack)Creswick Anderson was a boxer in Jimmy's troope 1940's?. Anyone have any more info?
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Mar 2012 4:46 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Max,
Trove has over 400 digitised newspapers mentioning the Boxing Troupe. You could always look through these articles to see if your father is mentioned: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=jimmy+sharman+boxing+troupe. Hope this helps!
Allison Lane Posted on 02 Jul 2012 3:12 PM
My Dad joined the Jimmy Sharman boxing troups when he was 14yrs old "Paddy" Lane from Sydney NSW some time in the earliy 1940's i believe his boxing name was "Titch" i believe he stayed with them till he was 21yrs old Can any one help me with any more infomation?
Ian Butler Posted on 26 Jan 2014 1:29 PM
does anyone know of a Richard Cook (darky Cook) i was told he boxed in Jimmy Sharmans tent
Lorena Quinlivan Posted on 06 Mar 2014 4:29 PM
My Great Grandfather was meant to have travelled with Jimmy Sharman Snr original troupe. I think he was with him from either 1911 or 1913. He was a Torres Strait Islander. This is all I know about him....any info would be great.
belindaeganparry Posted on 18 Apr 2014 12:33 PM
my father john fary parry was middle weight boxer I have one sign that is on paper that used to be on a bill board out the front of the tent it has some names on it who were fighting I would loke to get some imformation on my dad if anyone has any some names on the paper I have is surnames clarke edwards king and more I do belive my dad is a aboriginal man who come from fran, condah down there
Bronnie Posted on 04 Nov 2014 8:13 PM
Hi, I am looking for any details regarding fighter names touring late 1933 to 1934. My mothers father was an Aboriginal man travelling with Jimmy Sharman. Please help, any information would be appreciated
Chris Watson Posted on 02 Jan 2015 7:45 PM
I too would like any info on a boxer who was apparently known as Tiger Watson. Not sure of his actual Christian name but his father was William John Watson. thank you

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