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Newtown Rugby League Hardman, Hero and Legend. Newtown played for Newtown during the Era of the Biff

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Bumper Farrell passed away in 1985. A life long Newtown icon and a long serving member of the New South Wales Police Force. Bumper wasn't a member of the Old School, He WAS the Old School.
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Bumper Farrell is Newtown. A more loyal footballer never strapped on a pair of boots. He played all of his senior league games with the Bluebags, a total of 250. He led his team to victory over North Sydney in 1943. He retired in 1951.

The tougher the game, the more he relished it....In 1945 Farrell was accused of almost biting off St George player Bill McRitchie's ear. It took 7 months for the League to finalise their inquiry. Farrell was found not guilty - McRitchie was in Hospital for 22 weeks having his ear fixed.

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p68 - Frank Bumper Farrell memories of an old family friend Julia Mendels nee Mooney

also remember that Bumper always maintained he was innocent even in close family circles .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 22-May-2003

p68 - Frank Bumper Farrell accused of biting off an opponents ear.

replying to a signed affidavit from St George prop forward, Bill McRitchie which accused Farrell of .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 01-Dec-2003

p68 - Frank Bumper Farrell comments by Bumpers Niece Maggie Alcock

Most of the stories he told about his in/famous relative are not suitable to be repeated on a public.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 29-May-2004

p73 - Clive Churchill on his debut into 1st grade and meeting (p68)Bumper Farrell

"Hello Son", and almost at the same time I felt Bumper's big powerful, clenched hands around my head.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 11-May-2006

p68 - Frank Bumper Farrell comments by Frank Hyde, Team Mate and legendary Commentator

He looked at the rules as a minor distraction ... they never worried him .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 15-May-2006

p68 - Frank Bumper Farrell upsets the Ambuck

The medico had just whipped out the smelling salts as Bumper came to his senses. .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 15-May-2006

p68 - Frank Bumper Farrell memories by Veteran Police roundsman Bill Jenkins

"These mugs are up to no good. Let's attend to them. 07 .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 16-May-2006

p68 - Frank Bumper Farrell memories from Daily Mirror Columnist Jack Darmody.

They took it and they gave it. Today they are slimy types with hearts as big as the buttons .......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 16-May-2006

p68 - Answer to Q's about Farrell and McRitchie by Cristina McRitchie

This question was asked in Bumper Farrells page(Ques, was Bill McRitchie related (father) to early S.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 25-Sep-2010

p68 - Bumper Farrell - memories from a young sailor - Col Maybury

I was a young soldier in 1958 savoring Sydney. One night in the "Rock and Roll," the Macquarie Hotel.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 04-Mar-2011

p68 - Bumper Farrell - Comments on Bumper post Footy - Mick Leach

I was lucky enough to have met the great Bumper Farrell I worked for a large media company who had e.......Read More

Date Listed -governs listing order -latest date top :.... 16-Mar-2017

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