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Jeff Dynevor

Jeffrey ‘Mitta’ Dynevor (boxing) was born in Thargomindah in Far West Queensland, where his father was a stockman before his family was forcibly relocated to Cherbourg, nearly a thousand kilometres east from his birthplace. Dynevor took up boxing and quickly rose through the ranks, claiming back to back Australian Flyweight titles in 1957 and 1958. By 1962, three Cherbourg boxers were heading to Perth to represent Australia for boxing in the Commonwealth Games. Dynevor, Adrian Blair and Eddie Barney were all part of a 10-man team at those Perth Games. Dynevor went on to defeat Ghana‘s Samuel Abbey in the final of the bantamweight division, joining Percy Hobson as the first Indigenous Australians to win a gold medal at a Commonwealth Games. Inducted into the Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame, Dynevor carried the Sydney 2000 Olympic torch during its time in the South Burnett, and also carried the Queen‘s Baton in 2006 before the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Dynevor passed away in 2008, aged 70.

Sport / Discipline

Boxing

Birth Place

Thargomindah

Birth state

QLD

Date of Birth

10/05/1938

Date of Death

12/07/2008

Perth, 1962

Results History

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