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« on: Friday 27 July 18 20:23 BST (UK) »
Please see attached snippet from the Sun (Newcastle) newspaper of 5 Feb 1930.  I am researching the career of Welsh boxer Billy Thomas who arrived in Sydney January 1929.
 It would appear from the newspaper extract he moved to Newcastle a year later.  Can someone please help locate where he actually resided during his time there.
Kind Regards, Roy 
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Re: Newcastle resident
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 July 18 04:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Roy,

Newcastle Sun, Tuesday 2nd December 1930, page 3.

writes Billy THOMAS

"I have been training at Jack Dunleavy's rooms since returning from New Zealand, where I won seven straight fights-middleweights and heavyweights.  I have been training with Jack Haines every day"

Billy came back from NZ on 28th January 1930 and I believe that Jack Dunleavy's Gym was in Sydney so it looks like Billy Thomas might not have lived in Newcastle during 1930. 

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 04:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gerry
A very belated apologies, I have only just seen your reply of July 30th.  I'm sure you will appreciate that not everything one reads in newspapers is correct and this piece on Billy Thomas is a prime example.  A few porkies here as he boxed just the two fights in NZ versus Hay and McDonald and I am pretty sure he trained at Slam Sullivan's gym on his return to Australia on 28 Jan 1930.  However, I am aware he changed gym's at some point and trained at Dunleavy's for a number of fights.

Many thanks and best regards
Roy   
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