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From: "Neville Martin" <>
Subject: Re: Jim Turner
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 09:10:37 +1000
I have the book "The Fighters". I would be happy to scan and send the three
pages that refer to Jim Turner.
----- Original Message -----
From: Seamus <>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 11:25 PM
Subject: Jim Turner
> Now that we have helped you to draw the
> one day series in Melbourne.
> Could SKS please help me with information
> about my great Uncle Jim (Jem ) Turner.
> A well known boxer & trainer in S.A. in the
> late 19th & early 20th centuries.
> My father & gt/uncle Jim used to correspond
> before & after W.W. 1. The last letter my
> father had was in 1933.
> Jim Turner had a couple of well publicised
> fights with a Gent named Holloway in the 1890's.
> With honours even. An unexpected offer to
> decide the better man, came during the siege
> of Kimberley. Jim Turner on the inside & Holloway
> outside on Carters Ridge. Apparently Jim Turner
> declined the offer.
> This little anecdote came from a book called
> "The Fighters " by Chris Greyvenstein.
> (Cape Town. 1981 ) BTW. If anyone knows
> where I can obtain a copy of this book. I would
> be very obliged.
> Any information what ever on Jim Turner would
> be gratefully appreciated.
> TIA. =20
> Best wishes from Seamus....
> ( West OZ )