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Dawson Buckley
Born (1917-03-24)24 March 1917[1]
Summer Hill, New South Wales
Died 27 June 1993(1993-06-27) (aged 76)
Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia

Dawson William Buckley (1917-1993) was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s.

Playing career[]

Buckley was a dual premiership winning player with Balmain. He played with Balmain for ten seasons from 1938-1947 and featured in many great games with them. He played prop forward in the winning Balmain teams of 1939 and played lock in the 1944 Grand Final. The war curtailed the back end of his career from 1945-1946 as he was not discharged from the Australian Army until the end of 1946. He couldn't get back into the first grade team in 1947, and retired at the end of the year. Buckley represented N.S.W. City Firsts on one occasions in 1942.[2]

Buckley died on 27 June 1993, aged 76 at his Leichhardt, New South Wales home.[3]


  2. Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, 1995 (ISBN 1875169571)
  3. Sydney Morning Herald: Death Notice 29/6/1993

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