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Percy Hobson

Percy Hobson (athletics) was Australia’s first male indigenous athletics
gold medallist, when he won the high jump at the 1962 Empire Games in Perth,
equalling the Games record of 2.11m. Hobson along with boxer Jeff Dynevor, who won
a Bantamweight Gold Medal at the same games, made Australian sporting history in 1962 as the first Indigenous
athletes to win Commonwealth gold for Australia at a major Games. Known as the ‘Boy from Bourke’, after his hometown in NSW, Percy was one of ten children, and a local park in Bourke is named in the champion’s honour.

Sport / Discipline

Athletics

Birth Place

Bourke

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

05/11/1943

Age

76

Perth, 1962

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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