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Dinner 32

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Chris Boylan, the man behind “Man Who Cannot Die”, the study of the Phantom shields of the New Guinea Highlands.

Chris is a familiar and intrepid figure in the New Guinea Highlands which he has visited many times. He has been robbed by some tribes and then had his money returned threefold by friendly tribesmen who have retrieved his losses. And all the while he was researching the history, the diversity and the mysteries of the Phantom shields and the reason our Purple Clad Hero has become embedded into the psyche of these tribes while Superman, Batman … et al have not.


Chris is a renowned art dealer specialising in the art of Oceania who regularly holds exhibitions in London, Paris, San Francisco and New York.

Lee Falk Memorial Bengali Explorers Club


On the evening of Friday 30th April 1999, a group of Phantom devotees gathered at the Waterfront Restaurant situated in the historic Rocks area nestled under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  Their purpose was to mourn the death of Lee Falk and to celebrate his great creation...  The Man Who Cannot Die.

Because of the success of the evening, Tony Di Dio and Richard Fry, instigators of this wake, decided to form the aforementioned Club.  The name of the Club signified our dedication to Lee Falk's legacy and is based on the like-named Club mentioned occasionally in the newspaper strips.


Our Raison d'Ętre

  • To keep alive the memory of Lee Falk, creator of The Phantom

  • To meet regularly to share our pleasure in all things Phantom

  • To do this aided by good food and good wine in a refined and convivial atmosphere

  • To invite exceptional and interesting Phantom people to be guest speakers at these gatherings

  • To raise money through our activities for the New Children's Hospital at Westmead

  • To restrict membership utilising a philosophy based on purely random and whimsical selection by the Benevolent Dictators, Richard Fry and Tony Di Dio


The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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On behalf of Helen and all connected with the Hospital, a big thankyou to all our Members.


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