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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Billy Maxwell

Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW : 1900 - 1954), Wednesday 22 June 1910, page 8


The competition for the Gardiner Cup was set going last Saturday, the two teams to be put out of their misery with a jerk being Canterbury and Sydney. The sudden-death nature of the competitions puts the teams on their mettle, for a defeat means obliteration from the list of aspirants. 'Adamstown, the holders of the cup, jonrneyed down to do battle with Sydney, and although the Rosebuds were without the 'assistance of many of last year's dandy players, they managed, after a very poor game, to settle the pretensions of Sydney.

'Bob' Elgie was again in gaol for Adamstown, but one looked in vain for thedandy pair of backs— Doyle, and that sturdy atom of humanity, Campbell. Others of the champion team who were missing were ' Skinner ' Maxwell and George (halves), the Jennings Brothers, and Price (forwards).

Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), Friday 13 September 1912, page 11

Soccerites will regret to hear of the death of Billy Maxwell, the well-known Adamstown half-back. Which occurred at West Newcastle on Wednesday last from pneumonia. When he was in his prime, four years ago, he had very few equals on the field. He Was a member of the Broadmeadow and Adamstown Clubs, which won the Gardiner Cup, State champioship, and also the Ellis Cup. He represented New South Wales against New Zealand and West Australia, and also played for Northern Districts In the Inter-district games against the Metropolis and South Coast. He leaves a wife and family, and also two brothers, both of whom are members of the Corrimal Club.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), Tuesday 25 February 1913, page 6

Last night a meeting of the committee who are arranging a benefit to Mrs. W. Maxwell was held at Carnley's Hotel. Mr. J. Jennings presided. The chairman reported that Messrs. Stephenson and Howarth, of Paradise Pictures, had agreed to give a show in aid of the fund. The report was received, and it was de cided that the benefit take place on April 5th. Some details were arranged, and it was resolved to approach the British Football Associations of the State to assist in the benefit. The meeting then closed. 

Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), Friday 30 May 1913, page 11

(By O.L.)

The Gardiner Cup match between "West Sydney and Merewether, which is to be played on the Broadmeadow Show to-morrow, is to assist the benefit fund which is being raised to assist the widow of the late "Skinner" Maxwell, an Adamstown player, and in his day one of the best half backs in the State.

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