Saturday, July 26, 2008

Boxing and the fight


Boxing and the fight
Essay on boxing and fight

(From an unpublished manuscript by Geoffrey H. Manning, from tribal lands in Canton - A history of Thebarton)

In 1845 the public "houses of entertainment Port Road [were] literally crammed with knowledge of those" pink eye morning until Dewy "" "colonial announcing an interest in the fight against prices and which, according to a writer Chief newspaper, should be reported in the same manner in duels, robbery and murder, he was convinced that advertising, in a spirit of right is always the best corrective for such atrocities.

He suggested that the taste for the fight against the price has long been accused of the population of England and he feared that persist affection "among the degraded and polluted sections of the lower classes in the motherland" and hoped and prayed for that the industrious and prosperous workers of South Australia, and a brand, "set their faces stone against this horrible, degrade the defect.

In December 1845 a Thebarton chairmaker, Charley Barnett "resilient" against Johnny White "at the rear of Hindmarsh," the stakes are £ 20 a side - "Charley admirably resisted, but the force of arms and science were said we, too much for the chairmaker who was forced, reluctantly how never to give in. "

To escape the stigma in Adelaide boxing matches were held on the Yorke Peninsula and in 1863, the steamer young Australian has been chartered to convey competitors and supporters through Saint Vincent Gulf of Surveyor point where they landed to witness a battle described as "undecided", but on the return trip two drunk would be "Pugs" aims to settle on the deck. A return match for both professionals took place a few weeks later at the foot where they belaboured another until one of them "felt feint or an indisposition" to continue the contest.

Apparently unaware of the past history of Thebarton in the field of pugilism, an interesting three angles "competition" between the Company, a boxing promoter and owner of the site took place in 1894 as indicated in the following newspaper report:

At a meeting of the Society Thebarton ... a very large delegation of Southwark residents and members of the local Vigilance Committee attended request that the Council ... remove boxing competitions ... Mr. John Ryan said that the attempt has recently been taken to organize a series of boxing competitions in the room adjoining the hotel Southwark.

The hall had been hired by Mrs. Coveney for the purpose of holding a "variety of entertainment." Once the building was obtained posters were published a boxing contest between Billy Evans and Stan Osborne through the door silver and ten pounds a side.

Ms. Coveney then refused permission for the use of the hall but concerned citizens to fear that other owners of potential sites may be less scrupulous and, accordingly, the Company has asked to formulate a regulation prohibiting such events .

Councillors were unanimous in their support of the request and advise Boland said he would be sorry to see "whatever kind of get a foothold in Thebarton, as it is certain that the decline in the tone of the city of result" and presented a motion to ban such competitions in the city which was adopted without opposition.

Thebarton goes to the honour of being the place for the first catch in the south of Australia in January 1848 for an event took place on the field of racing Thebarton when a journalist proclaimed that:

We could not ... but admire the snatch of Marrs, a former veteran the same game in England and the founder of this imitation of English customs in South Australia ... There was no "kicking-kinky" or misuse through, and, considering this first test, it was very good.

General Notes

Reports on "pugilism" are in the register,
November 22, 1845, page 2nd,
December 31, 1845 and a wrestling match on the racecourse on January 8, 1848, page 4th;
see also Observer,
November 22, 1845, page 5a and January 3, 1846, page 6b ..

Price to the fight against the Flagstaff Inn "on the Sturt" is reported in theSouth Australian
January 18, 1848, page 2f;
see also Observer, January 22, 1848, page 2c
February 24, 1849, page 2c.

"Choquantes amusements prizefights called" Kooringa are described in the register,
August 18, 1849, page 3d.

The Register of 29 June 1850, page 3 ter reports
"pugilistic a meeting in Gawler city, the shame of inhabitants, was allowed to continue for some time."

"Fight Grand Match" is in the register,
22 and April 26, 1851, pages 2 and 3 quater,
"North Adelaide Struggle" on June 13, 1851, page 2d;
see also 16 July 1851, page 2d and Adelaide Times,
April 23, 1851, page 3d.

A prize in the fight parks indicated in the Observer,
June 7, 1856, page 4 am (Supp.);
also see 18 April 1857, page 4h.

"Pugilists and iron Knuckles" is in the Chronicle,
November 3, 1860, page 4g.

"The fight against the Prize" to the Surveyor Point on the Yorke Peninsula is indicated in the Observer,
October 3, 1863, page 5a;
also see 10 October 1863, page 4h,
November 14, 1863, page 4g.

A prize fight near the Waterloo Inn is reported in the register,
September 23, 1863, page 2d,
Observer, 26 September 1863, page 1 hour (Supp.).

"Pricing fight against the" east in the register,
June 22, 1874, page 6f.

A sketch of the capture of price-combatants in the Reedbeds east Frearson's Weekly,
February 25, 1882, page 41.

"The death of Struggle" is the advertiser,
November 27, 1876, page 5f.

A competitive boxing is indicated in the Express,
March 21, 1879, page 2c
Observer, April 9, 1887, page 18 quater.

A price fight "in the Botanical Garden, is reported in the Chronicle,
July 2, 1881, page 11d.

A case of manslaughter arising from a fight price is stated in the advertiser,
March 9, 1882, page 4d.

"The catch on the oval is located in the Chronicle,
January 2, 1886, page 7b.

Boxing and the swinging club reported in the Express,
June 1, 1886, page 4c;
see also 2 August 1886, page 4c.

A poem entitled "The Bruiser" is inThe Lantern,
October 8, 1887, page 19.

Boxing at Green's Athletic Hall indicated in the Observer,
April 14, 1888, page 19b, 19 May 1888, page 18 quater,
December 1, 1888, page 19d, February 1, 1890, the 18th page,
September 20, 1890, page 19 e,
January 31, 1888, page 3b,
Roachock the Athletic Hall on 12 and 15 May 1888, pages 3 g and 4d;
also see 18 September 1888, page 4c
11 and December 18, 1888, pages 4c and 4a
February 2, 1889, page 4d,
April 16, 1889, page 4b,
July 1, 1889, page 2nd, October 29, 1889, page 4c
14 and 27 January 1890, pages 4c and 4a
1 and July 24, 1890, pages 3 and f 4b,
18 and 19 August 1890, pages 3 and 4 bis,
August 21, 1890, page 4a
3 and 7 October 1890, pages 4a and 4b.

A match fight at the Theatre Royal is indicated in the Observer,
April 12, 1890, the 20th page.

An editorial on "the most degrading and brutalising of all British sport" is the advertiser,
February 9, 1888, page 4 g;
See also August 21, 1890, page 7d.

The manly art "is described in the register,
5, 6, 11, 13, 20 and 30 May 1892, pages 3g, 6th, 7c, 7th, 3rd and 3rd,
June 2, 1892, page 4g:

Prize fight against the most reprehensible is under whatever conditions it May be conducted.
The spectacle of two men sane deliberately battering each other for reasons of money ...
is little else that disgusting and degrading ...

An editorial on prices is in the fight against the advertiser, April 10, 1897, page 4h:

To tolerate price fight against now, we must change our nature, and it is reassuring a circumstance
that the attempt of a civilized community professedly to renew the vicious past has aroused the universal condemnation.

"The fight to Lockleys" is in the Express,
October 2, 1894, page 2f.

"Lord Wolseley on the Noble Art" is the advertiser,
February 2, 1898, page 4g.

"Boxing as a sport education" is in the register,
February 18, 1899, page 4g,
February 25, 1899, page 33a.

"A Little Boxing [City Hall]" is in the register,
October 12, 1899, page 4g.

Matches boxing "Cyclorama" are reported in the Observer,
November 16, 1901, page 19d, January 4, 1902, the 19th page.
"Pugilism at the Lyceum" is in the register,
June 8, 1903, page 7i.

"A Boxing Entertainment" is the advertiser,
June 29, 1903, page 6d.

A social Boxing Men, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Frank Charlton school of boxing, is reported in the register,
April 13, 1908, page 9b.

"Boxing Exhibitions [the city Bains] prohibited" is in the register,
August 11, 1908, page 5b.

"Price Fight against - the case for" lies in The Herald,
January 2, 1909, page 6a.

Wrestling matches are presented in the Express,
June 11, 1908, page 3f,
August 10, 1908, page 3,
July 30, 1908, page 6 g (the city of baths);
a photograph of the fight for the Jubilee Oval is a theChronicle,
January 15, 1910, page 31;
see also August 7, 1930, page 38.

"Rough on the referee" is in the register,
January 10, 1910, page 4f,
"Price Fight against" May 14, 1910, page 12d,
"The fight against the" July 4, 1910, page 6c
September 29, 1927, page 6d.

Ju-Jitsu fight is indicated in the advertiser,
January 20, 1910, page 5h,
August 15, 1910, page 13b.

Boxing Club amateur athletics is reflected in the advertiser,
May 12, 1910, page 9 am,
"A legal sport" on May 18, 1910, page 10g.

Boxing at Flinders Street stage is indicated in TheRegister,
May 2, 1910, page 7g,
the National Arena on October 12, 1911, page 3f.

"Price Fight against" is in the register,
May 14, 1910, page 12d;
see also 18 and May 23, 1910, pages 5c and 5i.

A call to ban a film of Johnson - Jefferies fight is examined in the register,
13, 14, 15 and 18 July 1910, pages 7b 5c-6c, 8f and 3rd:

If the fight against the price is wrong to put down, it is only one of many that exist ...
The closure of hotels in a certain time and on the Sabbath has not kept our boys of 16 and more fear ...
There is excessive cigarette smoking and indulging passions ...

"Action Images" is in the register,
October 26, 1910, page 8f
See also Moving Pictures

"For and against boxing" is in the register,
December 24, 1910, page 12g.

"A local Amazon - A fight in the Boy's Clothes" is in the register,
March 4, 1911, page 13a.
See also register on April 4, 1911, page 8 D,
April 11, 1911, page 4i,
December 27, 1912, page 3 h,
January 7, 1913, page 8 g,
August 23, 1913, page 13h,
The Mail,
August 23, 1913, page 23f,
September 6, 1913, page 13f,
April 5, 1919, page 8 D,
September 17, 1919, page 9f (boxing at City Hall)
21, 25 and 29 September 1928, pages 11f, 23rd and 21 b.

"Pugilism as a prehistoric survival" is the advertiser,
January 2, 1911, "
The Noble Art "on June 20, 1914, the 18th page.

"After the fight - punches in King William Street" is in the register,
March 26, 1912, page 6c.

An obituary of George Cox, a professor of boxing, is in the Observer,
April 27, 1912, page 41b.

"Boxing at the Palais des Expositions" is in the register,
January 13, 1913, page 7 am.

"Boxing in Adelaide" is in the register,
August 23, 1913, page 13h,
"Pugilism" on September 9, 1913, page 7d.

The resumption of boxing in Adelaide is reported in the Observer,
March 20, 1915, page 22d.

Fight Fair building is indicated in the Observer,
June 5, 1915, the 24th page.

"Boxing Revival" is in the register,
January 14, 1919, page 6g.

"Pugilism" the central cinema is reported in the register,
May 20, 1920, page 9c
the Southern Gardens on June 13, 1921, page 5g.

The opening of a new "field" in Waymouth Street is noted in the register,
25 and July 26, 1921, pages 5d and 6g.

"Stadium Sensation - Collapse of wooden seats" is in the register,
January 31, 1922, page 5c
Observer, February 4, 1922, page 29 bis.

"Unley the new stadium" is in the register,
April 26, 1922, page 9e.

"Women Pugilists" is in the mail,
September 29, 1923, page 3f,
The News,
October 30, 1923, page 1 b,
"Women Boxers" to the advertiser,
October 31, 1923, page 12f,
1 and 3 November 1923, pages 13d and 18d,
"Women in the Ring" in the register,
November 3, 1923, page 8f.

"Fight against the price and cinema", by Rev. John Blacket, is in the register,
July 8, 1924, page 8,
September 3, 1924, page 13h.
A notice of "the fight against the price" by Rev. John Blacket east to TheRegister,
September 6, 1924, page 8f
September 21, 1927, page 12d;
see also advertiser,
16 and 26 August 1924, pages 10 and 18 d f,
3 and 8 September 1924, pages 6d and 17 bis.

An obituary of Henry E. Hutton is in the Observer,
May 1, 1926, page 22b.

"Man against the Kangaroo - Bouts boxing spectacular" is inThe Mail,
March 12, 1927, page 1 ter.

"A gross exhibition" is the advertiser,
July 5, 1927, page 12f,
"The Ring and reservation" in the register,
July 21, 1927, page 8b.

"Frantic Fight - enter police Ring" is in the register,
September 30, 1927, page 14c.

"Fight" is described in the register,
October 29, 1927, page 8d.

"Women and struggle" is in the mail,
July 14, 1928, page 14f,
"Supercherie to fight" on October 13, 1928, page 4a.

"Revival in Adelaide Noble Art of Self-Defense" is in the Register,
December 11, 1929, page 30c,
The Mail, 25 January 1930, page 23.

A cartoon on the fight is in the media,
September 13, 1937, page 5.

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