1981, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Geoffrey Murphy interviewed by Neil Bennetts [sound recording]. Burns, Tommy, 1922-2011. (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 2 tape reels (ca. 120 min.) : mono. ; 5 in.
Published
  • 1981.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Geoffrey Murphy interviewed by Neil Bennetts
Creator
  • Burns, Tommy, 1922-2011. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Bennetts, Neil. (Interviewer)
Published
  • 1981.
Medium
  • [sound recording].
Physical Description
  • 2 tape reels (ca. 120 min.) : mono. ; 5 in.
Subjects
Playing Time
  • 00hrs 60min 00sec
Summary
  • Geoffrey Murphy, who won the Welterweight Championship of Australia under the name of Tommy Burns, speaks about his childhood; his first fight at age 16; training at a gymnasium in Brisbane; why he used Tommy Burns as his professional name; working as a jackaroo; his early main event fights from 1941; working at Austral Motors during World War II; becoming Australian Welterweight Champion in 1947; why he never fought for the world title; his reluctance to fight 1948 to 1951 because of problems with his head; travelling in US during 1949 and the people he met; his comeback, 1951 to 1954; his personal dislike of boxing; his desire to write his autobiography.
Notes
  • Recorded at Mona Vale, New South Wales on 12 July 1981.
Numbering Note
  • Transcript available (typescript, 40 leaves)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Language
  • English
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