'It's a real talking point': Les Darcy mural unveiled at aged care home

The tale of legendary boxer Les Darcy will continue to be passed down through the Hunter aided by the unveiling of a large mural at a Maitland aged care home. 

The image, by long-time Newcastle Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis, appeared in the Herald and Maitland Mercury earlier this year as part of the centenary commemorations of Darcy’s death in 1917.  

Opal Maitland manager Julie Lewis, who is also the wife of Peter, said the piece was already a talking point among those at the home. 

“It’s great, we’ve been looking for a bit of colour out here,” Mrs Lewis said. 

“It’s a real talking point with visitors and relatives. A lot of our residents are from the local area so the mural means quite a bit to them.”

Remarkably, Peter crafted the majority of the image on his iPad.

“I’ve always liked doing things in the community so I’m really happy to be able to help with this,” he said.  



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