Mud Wrestling 'down Under' 1939

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Australia.

Full titles read: "MUD WRESTLING DOWN UNDER"

M/S's of the wrestler Billy Meeske and Pat Gallagher in a wrestling arena. Various shots of the the pair wrestling in thick mud. At one point they both gang up on the ref and dunk him in the mud too. M/S's of a fan attacking one...

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Cataloguer:
Howard
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
19386
Sort Number:
39/003
Time in/Out:
01:03:22:00 / 01:04:24:00
Canister:
39/3
Film ID:
995.04
Issue Date:
09/01/1939

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  • The location for the bout was the Sydney Sports Ground.

    The referee seen here is Dick Cameron, himself a professional wrestler.

    Note that although the clip is dated 1939 the bout featured here took place in mid-December 1938, as confirmed by this original news story of the era.......

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19381216&id=UJJVAA
    AAIBAJ&sjid=ypYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=31
    87,3113434

    jamied 18th Jun 2012

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