Les Darcy Statue Les Darcy Statue

Les Darcy Statue


Born at ‘Stradbroke’ near Woodville, Les Darcy was one of Australia’s greatest boxers. Brought up in poverty he defied the odds to hold the title of Australia’s Heavyweight Champion and the World’s Middleweight Champion before his early death at the age of 21. During his career, he won 40 out of 44 professional majors and was never knocked out.

Through supporters and friends’ generosity, money was raised to engage an artist to design a lifelike monument to Les Darcy. The bronze statue was unveiled in August 2000 before a large crowd in King Edward Park. The boxing pose demonstrates Les Darcy’s imposing physique and the strength he obviously had.

Les Darcy’s statue is located outside of East Maitland Bowling Club which hosts a permanent display to commemorate the astounding champion, including his own personal belongings. The statue also marks the first of eight historical sites of the Les Darcy Historical Walk, available from the Maitland Visitor Information Centre.

Free Entry

+ Add to Itinerary

Also Recommended for you

East Maitland

The Windsor Castle Hotel

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Australian
  • Bar
  • Bar
  • Beverage
  • Carpark
  • Classic Australian
  • Cuisine type
  • Dessert
  • Dinner
  • Entertainment
  • Entity Facility
  • Free Wifi
  • Fully licensed
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Hamburgers
  • Healthy Food
  • Internet Access Point
  • Licensing
  • Light Meals
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Meal types
  • Modern Australian
  • Non Smoking
  • Pizza or Wood fired Pizza
  • Price range
  • Pub
  • Share Plates
  • Steak
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Takeaway Available
  • Vegetarian

The Levee Riverbank

  • Activities
  • Birdwatching
  • Entity Facility
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • International Reach
  • Internet Access Point
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Local
  • Region
  • Walks


We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap