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Yabba      

Full name Stephen Harold Gascoigne

Born March 19, 1878, Redfern, Sydney

Died January 8, 1942, Lidcombe, Sydney (aged 63 years 295 days)

Stephen Harold Gascoigne
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Nicknamed Yabba as a child because he was a "bit of a talker", he found fame as one of the game's most original barrackers. Tall and well built, he was a rabbit seller who the Sydney Morning Herald wrote "could be seen with his little pony and two-wheeled cart, driving round Balmain and the neighbouring suburbs, loudly calling out, 'Rabbo, wild rabbo !' in a voice that could be heard a mile away!"

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Dec 1, 1932

Yabba doing his day job, 1932

Yabba doing his day job

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