Sparkes, William

Famous bare knuckle boxer from the Petersham area who, like his brothers Isaac and Thomas, fought under several different names around Sydney during the nineteenth century. He also worked as doorman at the Victoria Theatre.

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Born
09 Apr 1818
Died
31 Jan 1889
Buried
02 Feb 1889
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Fighting Bill Sparkes
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Honi Heki
Alternate
Johnny Heki
Alternate
William Parkes
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